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New Biography on Purdue’s First Astronaut Launches this Week

9 May 2016 - 10:45am
Purdue’s first astronaut alumnus, Hoosier native, and National hero Gus Grissom died nearly 50 years ago in the pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission along with astronauts Ed White and fellow Purdue alumnus Roger Chaffee. Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom draws on extensive interviews with fellow astronauts, NASA engineers, […]

“Women of Substance National Women’s History Project Honors Those Who Formed a More Perfect Union” —guest post by author Angie Klink

31 March 2016 - 2:49pm
The Hamilton Live, an event venue in Washington, D.C., assumed a vibration of a higher order on March 19, 2016. The softly lit, lower-level space located two blocks from the White House hummed with a palpable energy, and it is only when I look back on the experience that I feel fully its life-altering import. […]

“Fire! We’ve Got a Fire in the Cockpit!” –Guest post by author George Leopold

27 January 2016 - 3:06pm
Note: This was originally posted on January 27, 2016, by George Leopold, author of the forthcoming book Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom on his personal blog. View the original posting here. Re-posted with permission of the author. On this date in 1967, a few ticks past 6:31 p.m. EST, a […]

Purdue UP to Debut Three New Books at Charleston Library Conference

3 November 2015 - 6:53am
Purdue University Press will feature and celebrate three new library and information science titles at the Charleston Library Conference, November 3–6, in Charleston, South Carolina. The Press will have an exhibit table full of relevant books located near conference registration in the Francis Marion Hotel. Three books in particular are new for the conference and […]

Peter Froehlich to lead Purdue Libraries Publishing Division

25 March 2015 - 6:18pm
­­ WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s Dean of Libraries James L. Mullins was pleased to announce that Peter Froehlich, Indiana University Press (IUP), will be the new director of the Purdue University Press/head, Scholarly Publishing Services in the Purdue Libraries Publishing Division, effective May 1, 2015. Froehlich started working at the Indiana University Press in […]

  Provost, Libraries present ‘Leadership in Open Access’ Award to Department of Psychological Sciences

23 January 2015 - 2:30pm
Provost Deba Dutta and Dean of Libraries Jim Mullins presented the “Leadership in Open Access Award” to Purdue’s Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences, led by Professor Christopher Agnew, Department Head of Psychological Sciences. The award was given in recognition of the department’s leadership in depositing all scholarly communication and publications […]

Approaching One Million Downloads for JTRP Technical Reports: PurdueLibraries/e-Pubs Proud Partner

25 November 2014 - 2:04pm
Approaching One Million Downloads for Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) Technical Reports: Purdue University Libraries/Purdue e-Pubs looks forward to celebrating this milestone with JTRP and partners and hope to name the millionth soon. Stay tuned!

Advancing Purdue Scholarship and Expanding Open Access: Purdue e-Pubs Surpasses 8.0 Million Downloads

21 October 2014 - 10:26am
This week marks the 8th annual Open Access Week. Open Access week is a week-long global opportunity for the academic community to learn about the benefits of open access. Open access is the free immediate online access to the results of scholarly research and analysis. With so many groundbreaking discoveries and research findings occurring at […]

Purdue Libraries Seeks Director, Purdue University Press & Head, Scholarly Publishing Services

30 May 2014 - 10:28am
Director, Purdue University Press & Head, Scholarly Publishing Services Purdue University seeks a highly motivated and forward-thinking publishing professional to take Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services (PUP/SPS) to the next level. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and an integral member of the Libraries’ senior leadership team, the successful candidate will be responsible […]

Mellon Foundation awards Purdue with $539,000 Interdisciplinary Discovery Program Grant; Call for Proposals

8 April 2014 - 1:14pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Water scarcity, food insecurity, energy dependence, global pandemics, and climate change are examples of the ill-defined “Grand Challenges” for which public policy makers look to researchers for solutions. Science and engineering can suggest technological solutions to some aspects of these problems, but real world implementation fails without the insights of humanists […]

Baker-Taylor Forecast interviews Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press; Highlights Newly-Published ‘The Deans’ Bible’

7 April 2014 - 1:19pm
Purdue University Press book, “The Deans’ Bible: Five Purdue Women and Their Quest for Equality” is highlighted in Baker-Taylor Forecast along with an in-depth interview with Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press. The issue goes to 22,000 booksellers and public librarians.  Charles Watkinson is interviewed on page 20 and “The Deans’ Bible” is featured […]

Purdue University Press and the Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI) Publish New Book, Free Online for Global Audiences

2 April 2014 - 3:35pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Energy sustainability and climate change are the focus of a new book, published by Purdue University Press in collaboration with Purdue’s Global Policy Research Institute (GPRI). The book, Understanding the Global Energy Crisis, provides timely insights into one of grand challenges of our time and will be a valuable source of […]

DataCite,, and Databib Announce Collaboration

25 March 2014 - 2:08pm
Databib and “ – Registry of Research Data Repositories” are pleased to announce their plan to merge their two projects into one service that will be managed under the auspices of DataCite by the end of 2015. Their joint proposal to the DataCite General Assembly was approved today, in advance of the 3rd Plenary Meeting […]

Purdue University Libraries honors women deans through ‘Quest for Equality Exhibit’, ‘The Deans’ Bible’ book launch

20 March 2014 - 9:34am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University Libraries’ Division of Archives and Special Collections will celebrate Women’s History Month with an archival display, online exhibit and book launch recognizing Purdue women who helped pave the way for future women leaders.  The “Quest for Equality” exhibit is on display from March 19 to July 31 in the […]

Purdue University Press 2014 Annual Catalog of Books and Journals Now Online

14 March 2014 - 1:25pm
The 2014 annual catalog of books and journals through Purdue University Press is now online, check out what will be happening this year with Purdue University Press and Scholarly Publishing Services!    

Integrating Information Book Published

3 February 2014 - 9:56am
The first in a new series, the book Integrating Information into the Engineering Design Process edited by Michael Fosmire and David Radcliffe is now available. Michael Fosmire is Head of the Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Technology Division of the Purdue University Libraries and Professor of Library Science while David Radcliffe is Kamyar Haghighi Head of […]

Google Books Copyright Lawsuit Win is a Significant Victory for University Libraries, including Purdue

19 November 2013 - 12:31pm
     WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Litigation between Google and the Authors Guild that has been ongoing since 2005 has resulted in a win for Google and university libraries, including Purdue University Libraries.  On November 14, 2013, Judge Denny Chin found in favor of Google and dismissed the lawsuit brought against them by the Authors Guild. […]

JPUR Abstract Proposal Deadline is Nov. 15

13 November 2013 - 2:12pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Each year students from all disciplines submit abstract proposals in hopes of being accepted to be published as either an article or snapshot in the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR).  JPUR showcases the best undergraduate research at Purdue and highlights the student as the author.  The first deadline for proposals […]

Despite Differences, University Libraries and Presses Partner More Often (From Nov. 5, 2013 edition, Library Journal)

5 November 2013 - 3:21pm
(Published November 5, 2013 by Ian Chant, Library Journal) When Purdue University Press was brought under the wing of the university’s library in 2009, it was a marriage of necessity, brought on by the flagging financial fortunes of the press. Since being absorbed into the library in 2009, the press has moved from reporting to […]