The University of Georgia Press announces Georgia Open Stacks, an online open library of UGA Press books commonly used in college and university courses. Like instructors, students, and citizens everywhere, the UGA Press has moved to teleworking in the interest of public health. The content in Georgia Open Stacks supports online teaching and learning for those with limited access to classrooms, offices, libraries, and other resources.
Georgia Open Stacks is hosted by Manifold, a collaborative, accessible digital platform that opens publications to communities of readers, instructors, and authors in new ways of online interaction. Manifold allows instructors and students to annotate, engage, and explore texts together and authors to share additional materials and connect with readers within the platform and through social media.
The titles in Georgia Open Stacks range across disciplines, from history and literary studies to geography, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Press authors including Ali Chetwynd, Thomas Foster, Leslie M. Harris, Jericho Parms, and Joshua Rothman are available to engage with instructors and students using their books in courses.
“When we realized that classes were moving online owing to the current public health crisis, the UGA Press staff immediately came together around how we might help instructors and students. The result of mission-driven teamwork, Georgia Open Stacks represents our ongoing commitment to contributing works of scholarly, intellectual, and creative merit, published to the highest standards and hosted in accessible, innovative platforms, to the global knowledge community,” says Lisa Bayer, director of UGA Press.
Visit Georgia Open Stacks to see the full list of available titles.
About the University of Georgia Press
Since its founding in 1938, the primary mission of the University of Georgia Press has been to support and enhance the University’s place as a major research institution by publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is the oldest and largest book publisher in the state, currently publishes 60–70 new books a year and has a long history of publishing significant scholarship, creative and literary works, and books about the state and the region for general readers. To learn more about the UGA Press and its publications, authors, and events, please visit: www.ugapress.org.
Manifold is an open-source, web-based publishing platform that enables publication of networked and enhanced digital projects that fit into existing publication workflows. Manifold is a collaborative project created by the University of Minnesota Press, the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and the digital development agency Cast Iron Coding and is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. To learn more about Manifold, please visit https://manifoldapp.org/.