University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is a comprehensive collection of scholarly ebooks from the University of Michigan Press, which includes:
  • Complete coverage of new and forthcoming UMP scholarly ebook titles with perpetual access rights hosted on an open source, community accountable infrastructure
  • At least 80 new books annually
  • Term access to over 1,000 backlist titles
  • Download a spreadsheet of available titles.

When a library invests in UMP EBC content it is also supporting the sustainability of open source, community accountable infrastructure.

The Platform - Fulcrum

The Fulcrum hosting platform was developed at the University of Michigan Press with initial funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum is a community-based, open source publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible and flexible form from their authors. As well as books, the UMP EBC contains long-form digital works featuring integrated multimedia, podcasts, and even 3D models.

As a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship, Fulcrum offers the best possible version of UMP titles, including features such as:


LYRASIS has negotiated a central license including desirable terms in accordance with the Charlotte Initiative principles:
  • Irrevocable perpetual access and archival preservation rights
  • Fulcrum Preservation Statement
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Freedom from any Digital Rights Management (DRM)
  • Interlibrary Loan Rights
  • Free KBART and MARC records created by University of Michigan Libraries
  • COUNTER-compliant statistics
  • Enhanced discovery through partnerships with ProQuest, EBSCO and OCLC

2020 Frontlist Pricing

One-time purchase with perpetual rights plus term access to backfile.

Tier Carnegie Classification CRKN Bands Price
5 15 Bands 12, 13 $5,959
4 16-18 Bands 11, 10 $4,469
3 19-21 Bands 9, 8 $2,979
2 22-23 Bands 7, 6, 5 $1,490
1 1-14 Bands 4, 3, 2, 1 $715

About the University of Michigan Press

University of Michigan Press (UMP), a library-based publisher, endeavors to advance the values of the library community and adhere to best practices when creating, presenting, and selling its peer-reviewed, faculty-selected titles. UMP aims to make its books available as broadly as possible with library-friendly terms, while fulfilling the requirements from the University of Michigan for it to be largely self-sustaining.

About Fulcrum

More information is available at University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection


LYRASIS has negotiated a central license with the best possible terms. Participating institutions placing new orders will be asked to agree to abide by the terms at that time.


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