Special Projects

As the scholarly publishing arm of Purdue University and a unit of Purdue Libraries, Purdue University Press is not only the independent publisher of peer-reviewed books and journals but also a partner for university faculty and staff, centers and departments, wishing to disseminate the results of their research and otherwise advance learning, teaching, and engagement. In providing publishing services, the Press acts mostly on a cost-recovery basis.

This page describes and links to special projects that the Press provides support for:

Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) - http://www.jpur.org

With support from the Office of the Provost, Purdue University Press has organized the creation of a Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research (JPUR) to showcase the richness of undergraduate research opportunities available at the university. Collaborating with Marketing and Media and the Online Writing Lab, the Press and Libraries have produced a full color print and online edition.

Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP) Technical Reports - http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jtrp/

A collaboration of the Department of Civil Engineering and the Indiana Department of Transportation sought to transition its technical report series, published since 1937, to digital form, taking full advantage of the capacity of the internet to connect scholarly information. In a joint venture, Purdue Libraries digitized 1200 print reports, adding digital object identifiers (DOIs) and Purdue University Press jointly funded a Production Editor position to manage the new report.

Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Central Online Hub - http://www.habricentral.org

The Center for the Study of the Human-Animal Bond, a part of Purdue Veterinary Medicine, sought to create a bibliographic resource for the emerging, interdisciplinary study of the health benefits of human-animal interaction, an area increasingly of interest to health professionals. Purdue University Press participated in a grant-writing process that resulted in a three year funding commitment from the HABRI Foundation, and the creation of a collaboration hub for the field built around high standards of information management, preservation, and dissemination.