Liverpool University Press is one of ten presses, and the only press based in Europe, selected for funded training and installation of the Manifold platform for the publication of networked and enhanced ebooks.
Developed by the University of Minnesota Press, the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and digital development agency Cast Iron Coding, Manifold is an intuitive, collaborative, open-source platform for scholarly publishing.
The installation and training for selected publishers is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Doug Armato, University of Minnesota Press Director, says, “We are excited to have this opportunity to help other university presses, library publishing groups, and university centers install and get started in using the Manifold platform as part of their work to publish scholarship on the web. Working with these groups will allow the Manifold team to better understand the goals and needs of publishers who install the platform, and incorporate that feedback into our planning for Manifold’s future development.”
Anthony Cond, Managing Director of Liverpool University Press, added: "Manifold will enable LUP to provide additional options to authors who want to try something different. It also gives us the opportunity to build on recent digital successes such as the Using Primary Sources project funded by JISC."
To learn more about Manifold go to https://manifoldapp.org/.