University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

  Special Offer  

  • Built on an entirely not-for-profit and mission-driven initiative, developed and supported by the scholarly and library communities, this collection includes complete coverage of new and forthcoming UMP scholarly ebook titles with perpetual access rights
    • Key subject areas include: arts, humanities and social sciences, with particular strength in political science, performing arts, classics and archaeology, and American Studies
  • 5% discount on 2020 Frontlist Collection with commitment to purchase made by June 30, 2020
  • 20% discount off the final total price with commitment to purchase of 2020 Frontlist Collection and at least one Backlist Collection by June 30, 2020

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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