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Bruce Wilcox oral history interview with Jessica Adamites

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Title:
Bruce Wilcox oral history interview with Jessica Adamites
Description:
Interview with head of UMass Press. Early life in Cambridge; mother worked for Harvard University Press. Graduated at Harvard, 1969, and moved to Seattle and worked at University of Washington Press as marketing representative. Work with Franklin Book Program, supervising production and distribution of books in Bangladesh; return to publishing at UW; 1982 took position as editor at UMass Press. Function of a university press. Faculty editorial input. Partnerships and consortia. Digital era and digitization of books; press adjustments. Monographs, series, and partnerships pursued at the Press, awards; Library of American Landscape History. University presses and culture of scholarly publishing; international; scholarly communication. Challenges of publishing in digital age: MOOCs, access revolution, e-books.
Interviewee:
Wilcox, Bruce
Interviewer:
Adamites, Jessica
Date:
May 23, 2013
Format:
Audio recordings (nonmusical)
Genre:
Oral histories (document genres)
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 001 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
UMass Amherst Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection
UMass Amherst Oral History Collection
Series:
Staff and professional
Subjects:
History
Electronic books
Scholarly publishing
University presses
Editors
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Press
University of Washington Press
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
00:54:15
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Terms of Use:
Requests to publish, redistribute, or replicate this material should be addressed to Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.
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Place of origin:
Amherst (Mass.)
Language:
English
Identifier:
murg1_207_2013-i017