Search

Feed aggregator

Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Resources Review Project for Fiscal Year 2021

News & Announcements - 21 February 2020 - 11:38am
Despite extensive annual negotiations with publishers and vendors, the cost of our subscription resources rises by 4-8% annually, far outpacing the rate of inflation and the realistic constraints of university budgets. To remain good stewards of University funds, fiscal year 2021 will bring with it a large cut to our subscription resources, with a goal […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings: Q&A with William F. Causey

Purdue Press News - 19 February 2020 - 3:00am
In this interview, we talk with author William F. Causey about his forthcoming book John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings. John Houbolt tells the story of NASA engineer John Houbolt, and his advocacy for Lunar Orbit Rendevous (LOR) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. […]

The Impact of a Monograph: The Origin of the Expression the “Human-Animal Bond” and the Importance of Compassion

Purdue Press News - 12 February 2020 - 6:25am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often these books do not get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Alan M. Beck, […]

The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings

Purdue Press News - 7 February 2020 - 12:28pm
A new book from Purdue University Press, John Houbolt: The Unsung Hero of the Apollo Moon Landings by William F. Causey, tells the story of John Houbolt’s advocacy for “LOR” (Lunar Orbit Rendezvous) as the preferred method for getting American astronauts to the moon and back. In May 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United […]

What is Literary Translingualism? A Q&A with Steven G. Kellman

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2020 - 7:53am
In this interview we talk to Steven G. Kellman, the author of Nimble Tongues: Studies in Literary Translingualism.  Nimble Tongues is a collection of essays that continues the author’s work in the fertile field of translingualism, focusing on the phenomenon of switching languages.   Q: Could you explain the concept of literary translingualism? Steven G. […]

Purdue University Press Book finalist for National Jewish Book Award

Purdue Press News - 27 January 2020 - 2:00am
We are proud to announce that The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist by Julien Gorbach has been selected as a finalist of the 2019 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Biography. The National Jewish Book Awards, now in its 69th year, is the longest-running program of its kind in North America. […]

Preserving Purdue’s History: Books from the Archives

Purdue Press News - 13 January 2020 - 7:39am
The mission of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections “is to support the discovery, learning, and engagement goals of Purdue University by identifying, collecting, preserving, and making available for research records and papers of enduring value created or received by the University and its employees.” In more ways than one, the mission of the […]

Highlights from 2019: Purdue University Press Year in Review

Purdue Press News - 13 December 2019 - 5:14pm
2019 was another great year at Purdue University Press. As we reflect on a year that included 29 new titles and several new journals, we’d like to thank all who support the press in a myriad of ways. Here are some highlights:   On May 6, Purdue’s 150th birthday, we joined Purdue University in celebrating […]

Who was Jan Hus? – A Q&A with author Pavel Soukup

Purdue Press News - 6 December 2019 - 12:06pm
We talked with author Pavel Soukup about his book with Purdue University Press, Jan Hus: The Life and Death of a Preacher. The book records the life of Jan Hus, a late medieval Czech university master and popular preacher, one of the most prominent reformers of medieval Europe as a whole.     Q: Who […]

Purdue University Press Holiday Sale

Purdue Press News - 18 November 2019 - 9:56am
  Purdue University Press is offering a 40% discount on over 20 selected titles as part of our Winter Gift Catalog so you can celebrate your favorite holiday by gifting a book to a friend, loved one, or yourself. The books in the catalog are arranged in six different areas of interest: Take a Walk Down […]

Shofar: An Interview with Writer Ellen Galford

Purdue Press News - 11 November 2019 - 8:00am
In anticipation of the current issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, we spoke with poet and novelist Ellen Galford about her writing, as well as topics in Jewish studies more broadly. Galford composed three original poems for issue 37, volume 3, a special issue titled “Narrative Spaces at the Margins of British […]

The Impact of a Monograph: “A Woman without a Husband Is Like a Fish without a Bicycle”

Purdue Press News - 4 November 2019 - 9:00am
Specialized scholarly books have long been the backbone of academia, but too often don’t get the attention they deserve. In this series, we ask our authors which monographs have had a lasting influence on them. Follow this link to see the rest of the series. This post is written by Nancy Wingfield, a series editor […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward; Thinking Local and Thinking Global

Purdue Press News - 4 November 2019 - 7:00am
This post is written by Purdue University Press Director Justin Race. It is part of the blog tour hosted by the Association of University Presses in celebration of University Press week. To see the rest of the posts in the tour, click here.  The theme of University Press Week this year is “Read. Think. Act.”. […]

Central European Studies Sale – 50% off entire series

Purdue Press News - 1 November 2019 - 3:00pm
Purdue University Press is offering 50% off all books in its Central European Studies series through the end of the year. Recent and forthcoming titles in the series includes A History of Yugoslavia by Marie-Janine Calic, Making Peace in an Age of War: Emperor Ferdinand III (1608–1657) by Mark Hengerer, and Jan Hus: The Life […]

Dean Beth McNeil: Advocating for Open, Transparent, and Sustainable Access to Scholarship

Open Access - 25 October 2019 - 7:55am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty and staff — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Beth McNeil, Dean of Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Esther Ellis Norton Professor […]

Publishing Open Access and Transformed Datasets

Open Access - 24 October 2019 - 12:45pm
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty and staff — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Sandi Caldrone, Data Repository Outreach Specialist Publishing open access data requires imagination. When I review datasets submitted […]

Open Access for Alumni

Open Access - 23 October 2019 - 9:25am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Erla P. Heyns, Head, Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and Business Division Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies […]

The Evolution of the Joint Transportation Research Program

Open Access - 22 October 2019 - 9:18am
Oct. 21-27, 2019, is International Open Access Week. This is part of a series — written by Purdue faculty — that demonstrates the benefits of open access scholarly publishing. For the entire series, visit http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/oaweek19/. by Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Joint Transportation Research Program The Purdue e-Pubs open access […]

Democratizing Readership of Research on Teaching and Learning Engineering

Open Access - 21 October 2019 - 10:01pm
by Monica Cardella and Senay Purzer, School of Engineering Education, Purdue University As editors, we have had countless conversations with prospective authors and other colleagues about the model used for the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER): an online, open access, common good journal. Free for readers to access articles, free for authors to […]

Wayne Wright Honored with 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award

Open Access - 21 October 2019 - 4:00am
Purdue University College of Education Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs, and Faculty Development and Professor and Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language Wayne Wright has been selected as the recipient of 2019 Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and the Office of the Provost. […]

Pages