Selector: Richard Buboltz and Rachael Clark
Learn how the WSU Press promotes the written word, uncommon voices and the arts and culture scene in our community in this month's Subject of the Month.
For me, the value of university presses is immense. Among their many important contributions is their support of the so-called ‘long tail’ of the publishing industry — books that do not necessarily attract a wide audience, but nevertheless have importance for our culture or society. But university presses are also able to meld popularity with intellectual rigor.
~ John MacCormack, author of 9 Algorithms That Changed the Future
The Wayne State University Press is a distinctive urban publisher committed to supporting the core research, teaching, and service mission of WSU by generating high-quality scholarly and general-interest books of global importance.
Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.
First book ever published at WSU Press?
How many books does the WSU press publish?
Are all the books by WSU faculty?
How many awards has the WSU Press received?
Have any WSU Press titles been listed on the Michigan Notable Books Awards?
What is the shortest book printed by the WSU Press?
What is the longest?
What’s the best-selling book ever by a WSU faculty member?
On May 18, in 1868, Wayne State University was officially founded as the Detroit Medical College. The first academic term began on Nov. 3, 1868. On April 22, 1956, the Michigan Legislature adopted Act 183 “to establish and regulate a state institution of higher learning to be known as Wayne State University.”
Throughout 2018, the WSU Libraries invite you to join us as we celebrate our University's rich history and sesquicentennial. The official celebration period will run from Jan. 1, 2018 to Nov. 1, 2018. In addition to the Subject of the Month displays, please check the University Calendar for Special Events and Exhibits.
MADE IN MICHIGAN WRITERS SERIES
The Made in Michigan Writers Series is made up of digital versions of books from the Wayne State University Press series of the same name. The series includes fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and essays. It celebrates the diverse and talented writers from Michigan. For more information on this collection, see the WSU Press Made in Michigan Writers Series. Only a subset of these works are currently available in the Wayne State University Libraries Digital Object Repository.
(This resource is limited to on-site users and WSU students, faculty, and staff.)
WayneOpen.org is the online platform for open access digital content made available from Wayne State University Press in partnership with the Wayne State University Library System.
This project was initiated and made possible through a $94,000 grant awarded to the Press in 2016 from a joint project between the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to WSU press to digitize 59 out-of-print titles from its backlist.
In addition to making the books available for resale in print and digital formats, this new collaborative effort between NEH and Mellon will also better define the costs and benefits of digitizing out-of-print scholarship and making it available, at no charge, to the general public.