Infrastructure and services for mission-driven publishers
Fulcrum is a community-based, open source publishing platform that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors' research outputs in a durable, discoverable, accessible and flexible form.
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By adopting an agile development approach and working in partnership with the Samvera open source community, Fulcrum is responsive to the changing needs of digital scholars.
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Built on research university library infrastructure specifically designed to curate digital objects, Fulcrum is a trusted steward committed to preservation and stability.
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Discoverable
Interoperable with other publishing tools and integrated into the information supply chain, Fulcrum ensures that content is discovered by readers and impact is tracked.
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Dedicated to creating inclusive services and content for all readers, Fulcrum aims to implement accessible systems and features and effect change among peers and partners by sharing and maintaining a high standard of accessibility.
Do you want to create and sell an ebook collection to libraries? Host open access books in a values-based open source environment? Help your authors publish their interactive scholarly work without breaking the bank? Publishers control their digital destiny with Fulcrum.
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Case Studies
UNC Press translated an author's vision into reality
Understanding how black political organization evolved at the end of the Civil War required author Nicole Myers Turner to learn and apply GIS mapping techniques. To ensure that her interactive maps could be integrated into the resulting title, Soul Liberty, UNC Press turned to Fulcrum to cost-effectively deliver an enhanced ebook, stably hosted on a branded website.
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Fifty Liberal Arts Colleges found a partner not just a platform
The collective governance and funding model isn’t the only innovation behind Lever Press. Supporting new forms of digital scholarship was a core goal of the founding libraries. Partnering with Fulcrum for web design, production services, and platform hosting enables even the most complex Lever Press publication to be discoverable, durable, and accessible.
Learn about Fulcrum's hosted publisher product.
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BAR Publishing builds a future for the past on its own terms
Partnering to bring the world’s largest collection of academic archaeology monographs online for the first time ever was just the beginning. Sustained by library sales of its 3,500 book collection, now BAR Publishing is working with Fulcrum to create the archaeological report of the future with integrated data, rich multimedia, and the digital affordances scholars need.
Learn about Fulcrum's hosted collection product.
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Fulcrum is the name under which Michigan Publishing provides essential infrastructure to the mission-driven academic publishing community. It encompasses a next-generation open source platform and a full range of supporting services. Fulcrum has been developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and is being made available as a hosted solution through a business development relationship with LYRASIS. Fulcrum services are provided by a team of publishing experts based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read more about Fulcrum...
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