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    University Press Week Blog Tour 2017

    We are excited to be participating once again in the University Press Week blog tour. This year’s #UPWeek theme is #LookItUp: Knowledge Matters. Today, the blog tour is focusing on how social media has helped spread the word about important scholarship. Our contribution to the......

  • The Truth about Open Access Publishing

    Since Athabasca University Press was founded ten years ago as Canada’s first open access press, interest in open access publishing has increased significantly. In fact, several university presses in Canada are experimenting with open access publishing with all or some of their list. We thought......

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    The Newsletter: October

    Welcome to the October edition of the Newsletter! New Release Under Siege: The Independent Labour Party in Interwar Britain will be released at the end of next month! Drawing extensively on the ILP’s Labour Leader and other contemporary left-wing newspapers, as well as on ILP......

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    Open Access Week in Canada

    Next week, AU Press will be celebrating Open Access Week, an international celebration of open access publishing, scholarship, and research. This year, we, AU Press, are also celebrating our tenth anniversary and so we are ten times as excited to be sharing this week with......

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    The Newsletter: Summer

    Welcome to the summer edition of the AU Press newsletter! Media A review of Living on the Land was published in the Catalyst. Michelle Nieviadomy writes that “Living on the Land is a beautiful and complex collection of perspective, story, knowledge, and wisdom.” We took......

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    Two Years of Open Book Blog

    It’s hard to believe that we have been writing this blog for two years and that we have been publishing books for ten years! Today we are celebrating these milestones with a look back at the year in blog posts. Our first podcast episode, “Open......

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    Recognizing Treaty 6

    Photo: Detail of Tsątsąke k’e (Iron Foot Place) by Alex Janvier in Rogers Place.   Did you know that all Edmontonians are treaty people? About half of Canada’s land is covered by eleven numbered treaties that date back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.......

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    From Dissertation to Academic Book

    Top Tips from an Acquisitions Editor New scholars often turn to their dissertation for their first publication. They may know revisions are necessary but they may not know where to begin. We recently went live on Facebook to share our senior acquisitions editor’s top tips......

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    On a Deserted Island with AU Press

    Musings from the Desk of the Intern My supervisor suggested I rifle through the AU Press archives and pick three books I’d like to read, then write about them for the blog. Choosing between more than 120 titles covering a range of subject matter took......

  • An Ethnohistorian in Rupert’s Land: A Timeline

    Ethnohistory is not just a congeries of research tools or methods. It also affords a common ground where kindred spirits can meet and communicate, not only to share findings but also to sharpen our understandings and interpretations by asking new questions that we might never......

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