AAUP Taps Darrin Pratt to Lead Scholarly Publishing Association
Darrin Pratt, Director of the University Press of Colorado, assumed leadership of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) on June 18, 2016, at the Association’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Preceded by Meredith Babb, Director of the University of Florida Press, Pratt will lead the AAUP for one year, through June of 2017.
Darrin Pratt is Director of the University Press of Colorado, a position he has held since 2000. During his tenure, he has been responsible for reshaping the editorial program and improving its profile, strengthening the balance sheet substantially, and merging University Press of Colorado and Utah State University Press to create greater scale for both imprints and provide a innovative blueprint for university press collaboration.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Principal Investigator on the Archaeology of the Americas Digital Monograph Initiative, a joint project of the University of Alabama Press, the University of Arizona Press, University Press of Colorado, the University Press of Florida, Texas A&M University Press, and the University of Utah Press funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Together these six presses explored the possibilities for publishing scholarly monographs enhanced with multimedia and rich data sets. The result was a partnership with the University of Toronto Press on what is now known as Toronto’s P-Shift editorial and production workflow.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.