Commercial digest 2 messages Stephen Clark 23 Jan 2009 21:07 UTC


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This week's digest contains 2 messages:

1. Cambridge University Press to publish Journal of Anglican Studies
from 2009
2. Duke University Press to Archive e-Books with Portico

1. Cambridge University Press to publish Journal of Anglican Studies
from 2009

**With apologies for cross-posting**

For immediate release

20th January 2009, Cambridge, UK & New York, USA

Cambridge University Press is delighted to announce that, as of 2009, it
will be publishing Journal of Anglican Studies (JAS).

At a time when contemporary Anglicanism is so much in the public eye, the
journal provides an important home for serious scholarly conversation on
all aspects of Anglicanism, a view endorsed by Archbishop Rowan Williams,
who said of the journal:

“I am delighted to commend the Journal of Anglican Studies as an important
initiative in building conversation and understanding throughout the

Bruce Kaye, former General Secretary of the Anglican Church of Australia
and the journal’s editor explained: “Around the world Anglicans work out
their faith in vastly different circumstances which necessarily creates
significant plurality of expression of the faith. As a consequence
Anglicanism contains a good deal of variety and, in the present generation,
significant differences and conflicts.  The JAS seeks to address this
situation by providing for engaged conversation among Anglican scholars
around the world.”

JAS publishes two issues a year and the 2009 Volume (Volume 7) will
features two particularly pertinent themed issues; an issue with papers
from the recent Lambeth Conference and an issue on post colonialism. To
view a sample issue, please visit:

The journal was established by the Journal of Anglican Studies Trust just
over six years ago. In moving to Cambridge University Press, Journal of
Anglican Studies is joining a world-leading Religious Studies publishing
programme, encompassing journals and books. This year Cambridge University
Press celebrates 425 years of continuous publishing, and the Press has been
publishing the Bible since 1591.

For further information please visit:

Or contact:

Martine Walsh at

Susan Soule
Journals Marketing Manager
Cambridge University Press, Americas
Tel: 212-337-5019
Cell: 646-468-4942
Fax: 212-337-5959

2. Duke University Press to Archive e-Books with Portico

For immediate release
January 22, 2009

For more information, contact

Kimberly Steinle, Library Relations Manager

Michael McCullough, Sales Manager

Duke University Press to Archive e-Books with Portico

Duke University Press will be archiving electronic books from the e-Duke
Books Scholarly Collection with Portico in a long-term strategy to
preserve electronic scholarly content. Duke University Press will be the
second publisher, after Elsevier, to archive its entire collection of
e-books with Portico.

"Libraries increasingly expect publishers to have established reliable
preservation arrangements for e-books in much the same way that they
have for e-journals," comments Eileen Fenton, Portico's executive
director. "We are pleased to work with our colleagues at Duke University
Press to respond to this need."

Steve Cohn, director of Duke University Press, adds, "With the shift to
electronic publishing, the preservation of scholarly work has
legitimately been of increasing concern to libraries. Portico enables us
to allay those concerns by providing dependable solutions that assure
continuous and perpetual access to archived electronic content. We are
very pleased to partner with Portico for the e-Duke Books Scholarly

The e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection was launched in 2008 and provides
online access to scholarly books published by Duke University Press in
the humanities and social sciences. The collection is hosted on the
ebrary(r) platform, which allows an unlimited number of simultaneous
users at a subscribing institution to access content and use ebrary's
searching, navigating, archiving, and other research tools.

About Portico

Portico was launched in 2005 with support from JSTOR, Ithaka, the
Library of Congress, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Portico's
mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form
and to ensure that it remains accessible to future generations of
scholars, researchers, and students. In pursuit of this mission, Portico
operates a secure, permanent archive of electronic scholarly journals
and books.

About Duke University Press

Duke University Press publishes approximately 120 books annually and
more than 35 periodicals in a wide range of disciplines within the
humanities and sciences. For more information about the e-Duke Books
Scholarly Collection and the Press's other electronic collections,
please visit


Kimberly Steinle
Library Relations Manager
Duke University Press
905 W. Main St., Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27701

Phone (919) 687-3655
Fax (919) 680-6078