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Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing Presented on Google+

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November 12, 2014, 1pm-2pm ET

Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing

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Join the Association of American University Presses on November 12, 2014, from 1pm-2pm ET, in celebrating scholarly presses by highlighting three exemplary collaborative publications in an online panel moderated by Jennifer Howard from The Chronicle of Higher Education on Google+. Ms. Howard will be joined by Barbara Kline Pope, Executive Director for Communications at National Academies Press and AAUP President, Peter Dougherty, Director of Princeton University Press, and Ron Chrisman, Director of the University of North Texas Press to discuss the projects they spearheaded for their respective presses. These three projects illustrate some of the best work being produced in publishing today and open the door to talk about other collaborations within science and the humanities.

  • Princeton University Press and Caltech's Einstein Papers Project provides the first complete picture of Albert Einstein's massive written legacy.
  • National Academies Press's Academy Scope is a visualization of all of the reports that are available on, allowing readers to browse through the reports of the National Academies by topic area and seeing relationships between titles.
  • University of North Texas Press, University of North Texas Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, and University of Magallanes in Chile's Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology project is the result of a decade of research conducted by scientists associated with the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile.

Ron Chrisman is Director of the University of North Texas Press in Denton, Texas. He began his publishing career in the editorial department of Syracuse University Press. In 1993 he moved to the University of Oklahoma Press to manage the Oklahoma paperbacks program and acquire book manuscripts in military history for the Campaigns and Commanders Series. He now manages a staff of four and publishes 20 titles annually in the fields of Texas history, military history, western history, music studies and biography, folklore, and multicultural topics, among others.

Peter J. Dougherty is the Director of Princeton University Press. He began at Princeton in 1992 as senior economics editor and later was promoted to group publisher for the social sciences before his appointment as director in 2005. He is a past-president of the Association of American University Presses and teaches annually in the University of Denver's Publishing Institute. His first book, Who's Afraid of Adam Smith? was published by John Wiley and Sons in 2002. Other writings have appeared in The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle Review, and World Economics along with other publications. @PeterDougherty1

Jennifer Howard is a Senior Reporter covering publishing, scholarly communication, libraries, archives, digital humanities, humanities research, and technology for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Many of her stories focus on the great digital shift, how publishers, librarians, and scholars are adapting, and how we read and write now. She blogs at and you can follow her on Twitter at @JenHoward.

Barbara Kline Pope is Executive Director for Communications at the National Academies Press at The National Academies and is the current president of the Association of American University Presses. In addition to book publishing, she manages marketing and communication programs designed to bring science and engineering to public audiences. She is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the marketing department at the R.H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the Management Board of the MIT Press. @bklinenasedu

For more information contact Sarah Russo, SR|PR, (917) 627-5993 or

Nexos Chile-USA 2014 5th Annual Meeting

Dr. Jimenez, as a Closing Keynote Speaker at the Nexos Chile-USA 2014 5th Annual Meeting of Chilean Scientists in the USA.

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Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America

The Multi-Ethnic Bird Guide of the Sub-Antarctic Forests of South America recording has been released via the UNT Digital Library. The recording is free and accessible worldwide to listen to. The audio recording originally came from two audio CDs from the book published by UNT Press and available from in print and e-book form at The text of the book is online for the UNT community to read via the UNT Digital Library at:

These audio files will familiarize the reader with 50 bird species from the temperate forest region of southern Chile and Argentina, and their names in four languages, followed by numerous narratives of Yahgan and Mapuche stories about the birds translated directly from interviews with elders of both communities.

The book was published in April of 2010; authored by Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, a professor in Philosophy and Religion Studies at the University of North Texas, and director of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, coordinated by UNT in the U.S., UMAG, and Institute of the Ecology and Biodiversity in Chile.

26th International Ornithological Congress (IOC) in Tokyo, Japan

Directors of the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation (SBC) Program, Drs. Ricardo Rozzi and Jaime Jiménez, and Research Assistant Professor, Dr. Rajan Rijal from SBC Program participated in the 26th International Ornithological Congress (IOC) that took place at Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan from August 18 - 24, 2014. Their presentations on symposia as well as posters sessions communicated results generated by the longest sub-Antarctic forest birds mist-netting program in the Southern Hemisphere, encompassing research on ethno-ornithology and ecology of the world's southernmost forest avifauna. Long-term ornithological research from southern Chile was presented in the Congress.

In addition, Dr. Rijal also had a table displaying the editorial line of the SBC books associated with UNT Press and the Center for Environmental Philosophy, including among them the 2014 Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology book (Rozzi & Jiménez, eds.) that present a summary of the first decade of bird studies at Omora Park in Cape Horn, Chile. Dr. Rijal also introduced to the IOC audience the UNT-Chile Partners of America (POA) research grant that includes collaborative research and educational activities for 2014 and 2015. This grant provides an ideal opportunity for UNT students and other foreign students to travel to Chile to participate in educational activities and conduct research. IOC opened great new opportunities for collaboration with world class ornithologists and broader international academic exchanges.

For his participation, Dr. Rijal received an IOC 2014 travel award. He was further supported by UNT-International, the UNT Department of Biological Sciences, the Institute of Applied Sciences, and the SBC Program.