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Knowledge Unlatched and University of Michigan Library Announce Collaboration to Advance Open Access

Knowledge Unlatched (KU), a not-for- profit company based in England, and University of Michigan Library (U-M Library), a major research library based in Michigan, are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to study and overcome remaining obstacles to the spread of open access scholarly publishing in the humanities and social sciences.

Mellon Grants Support Publishing Infrastructure for Digital Scholarship in the Humanities at U-M

ANN ARBOR—Building on last year's $899,000 grant to build a new online publishing platform, the University of Michigan is the beneficiary of two further grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to develop publishing infrastructure for digital scholarship in the humanities and qualitative social sciences.

Filmmaker Nancy Savoca Donates Archive to the Mavericks & Makers Collection

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Nancy Savoca looks through archive papers during a recent visit to the Special Collections Library, where the Screen Arts Makers & Mavericks Collection is held

U-M acquires the archive of filmmaker Nancy Savoca
Sydney Hawkins, U-M News Service

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.

'War on Autism' awarded inaugural Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies

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Cover, “War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence”, Courtesy
Michigan Press

Anne McGuire, assistant professor in equity studies at the University of Toronto, has won the 2015 Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities, the University of Michigan Press has announced.

McGuire will receive a prize worth $5,000 for her manuscript, "War on Autism: On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence."