Penn State University Press announces its Fall/Winter 2017 Catalog, featuring more than 40 new releases. The Press continues its long tradition of publishing high quality and insightful scholarship in the fields of animal studies, art history, rhetoric and communication studies, medieval and early modern studies, and more.
The season’s trade titles include Heather Swan’s Where Honeybees Thrive, a lyrical blend of nonfiction and visual art investigating the worldwide plight of honeybees and the humans who work to save them; Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide to Living in a College Town, a collection of humorist Russell Frank’s columns on life in Happy Valley; and Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium by two Penn State experts, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering Harry H. West and Librarian Emeritus Lee Stout.
A revised and expanded edition of the perennially popular Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic by State College mycologist Bill Russell will also be available this fall.
Lair of the Lion: A History of Beaver Stadium is currently available for preorder through Wednesday, May 31, at a special price of $20.00 (tax and shipping included). Visit the following link or call Kathleen Scholz-Jaffe at 814-867-2224 for more information: http://www.psupress.org/SocialMedia/StoutWest_BWgameWeb.pdf
See all of Penn State University Press’s forthcoming Fall/Winter 2017 titles here: http://www.psupress.org/catalogs/PDFs/Fall2017Web.pdf.
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– submitted by Cate Fricke, Penn State University Press
by Barbara I. Dewey, dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications
I convened a Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA now instead of CIC) conference call to discuss recommendations from the recent report “A Vision for Next Generation Resource Delivery” prepared by the BTAA Discovery to the Delivery Project Action Committee. This report can be found, with two previous reports, at www.btaa.org/projects/library/reciprocal-borrowing/reports. Many thanks to Barbara Coopey and Zoe Chao who have contributed to one or more of these reports. Almost all of the BTAA libraries were represented and strategies were discussed to make progress on recommendations for a more seamless and efficient ILL experience for our users. Stay tuned for progress on this vision.
President Barron provided a presentation for Quality Advocates on Feb. 10 on the Penn State All In initiative which begun about four months ago. He updated attendees on the various activities already held and those planned to support the effort to embed diversity and inclusion into the fabric of Penn State. The University Libraries is very active in the All In initiative at our many locations. Check the All In calendar for events happening all over Penn State, including the Libraries.
I was pleased to be invited to the Penn State University Press Editorial Board meeting. The Editorial Board reviews publication proposals and consists of Press staff and faculty from around Penn State. Members discussed projects ranging from art history, history, rhetoric, race relations, and graphic novels.