Texas A&M University Press, a longtime member of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses), is proud to celebrate University Press Week (UP Week).
UP WEEK OVERVIEW
In the summer of 1978, US President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week “in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship.” Read the full proclamation here. In 2012, AUPresses revived the idea of this celebration to recognize the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us and marks University Press Week each November with a new theme, events, featured UP work, blog tours, and more.
GOALS OF UP WEEK
- To increase university press awareness across the country.
- To demonstrate what university presses do, why they are different from commercial publishers, how they enhance publishing and scholarship/academia, and how they raise the profile of their respective universities.
UP WEEK 2021 THEME: KEEP UP
“Keep UP!”, the 2021 University Press Week theme, marks our tenth anniversary and celebrates how university presses have evolved over the past decade. Our inaugural UP Week theme, back in 2012, was “Contributing to an Informed Society”—in the ten years since, the university press community has stayed true to this goal, keeping up the highest standards of scholarship and championing the power of ideas. As the world changes, so do university presses, adapting subject areas, author lists, and publishing know-how to grow into an ever more diverse, ever more global community. An informed society is as important as ever, and we are proud to honor the forward-thinking work that has made university presses leaders in their fields and a force to keep up with!
Editorial Assistant Nicole duPlessis Discusses University Press Week 2021 and Texas A&M University Press
UP WEEK 2021 KEEP UP GALLERY
AUPresses is featuring publications and projects that illustrate why university presses around the world are a force to keep up with. Find our forthcoming book, Making Space for Women: Stories from Trailblazing Women of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, on this list along with many other excellent examples from fellow UP community members: Keep UP Gallery and Reading List
Want to pre-order a copy of our featured title? From now until November 12, take 30% off using code SPACE30 at checkout.
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS UP WEEK TOP TEN LISTS
In honor of the past ten years, we are sharing Top Ten lists featuring some of our most popular books that not only attest to our lasting impact but also to our evolution as we continue to forge new territory in academic and trade publications. From now until November 12, take 30% off the following titles using code UPWEEK at checkout.
Top Ten Bestselling TAMU Press Books in the Past Ten Years
Top Ten Recent TAMU Press Breakout Hits
Top Ten Recent Award Winning TAMU Press Books
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS AND TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
University presses often work closely with libraries, and one of those relationship initiatives is open access (OA). Texas A&M University Press is no exception. You can find a list of our OA titles in the Texas A&M University Libraries OAKTrust digital repository.
In addition to this OA initiative, our books can be checked out or accessed in ebook formats! Want to know what our most popular books are with the Libraries? Check out the lists below. To find all of our books, including those listed above in our Top 10 Lists, visit the Texas A&M University Libraries search page for more details.
Top Ten TAMU Press Books Borrowed from TAMU Libraries in the Past Ten Years
Top Ten TAMU Press eBooks Accessed from TAMU Libraries in the Past Ten Years
MORE UP WEEK CELEBRATION INFORMATION
If you want to learn more about UP Week celebrations, check out the UP Week Twitter blog tour and more at the AUPresses University Press Week Annual Celebration website.