COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri Press is back in the business of publishing scholarly books after a year of uncertainty.
A public uproar ensued in May 2012 when university administrators disclosed plans to shutter the academic press. By the end of the summer, the University of Missouri system had backtracked on those plans and tried to repair the damage to its image.
The press recently released its fall/winter catalog with 10 new books and 15 electronic books. The publishing house is now part of the flagship Columbia campus rather than the university system, and a search for a new director continues.
Press supporters say they hope the threat to its survival will allow the business to prosper even as modern technology poses continual challenges.