ReadMichigan.org: Joint Effort Launches Statewide E-Book Project in Partnership with University Presses
From the University of Michigan:
In partnership with the Library of Michigan, university presses from University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, have launched a unique collection of regional e-books available to all residents of Michigan.
The ReadMichigan.org statewide e-book collection currently consists of 300 e-books published by local university presses about Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
This collection of homegrown Michigan titles includes winners of the Michigan Notable Books award, which is designed to pay tribute to the people, places and things that make Michigan unique, as well as other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these e-books (with no wait lists or holds) via geolocation at any time at www.readmichigan.org. The Michigan Humanities provided important financial support and is also a founding partner of the project.
“It was vital for the University of Michigan Press to participate in this project because it is part of our mission to advance knowledge about and for our local community. This e-book collection allows everyone in Michigan to engage with educational, inspirational, and often surprising books about our great state. I am thrilled we can share these books with the people of Michigan,” said Charles Watkinson, director of University of Michigan Press.
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.