2011 Mellon Publishing Initiatives: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration

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Grants from the Mellon Foundation have brought university presses and institutions together to collaborate in unprecedented ways. This session will feature insights and lessons learned from presses who have participated in these Mellon initiatives. Panelists will reflect on successes and challenges; possibilities for project sustainability once grant funds have expired; and what the university press community at large might learn from this kind of collaboration.

Chair: Natasha Varner, Program Coordinator, First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies

Panelists: Jennifer Crewe, Associate Director and Editorial Director, Columbia University Press; Derek Krissoff, Senior Acquisitions Editor, University of Georgia Press; Tim Roberts, Managing Editor, American Literatures Initiative, Modern Language Initiative, and Early American Places series; Ann Waltner, Director, Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota; Claire Lewis Evans, Editor for Digital and Electronic Publishing, University of Alabama Press

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