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Response of the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC) Publications Board to the Strategic Planning Facilitation Group and Dr. Timmons
 

Summary: Response of the Canadian Plains Research Center (CPRC) Publications Board to
the Strategic Planning Facilitation Group and Dr. Timmons
On behalf of CPRC Press, the Canadian Plains Research Center Publications Board is
pleased to respond to the request of the Strategic Planning Facilitation Group for
contributions to the planning process. Our presentation seeks specifically to address the
key questions posed by the Planning Group.
Background
The primary mandate of the CPRC Press is to publish scholarly, interdisciplinary material
that relates in a broad and comprehensive way to the Canadian Prairies and the American
Great Plains. CPRC published its first book, Ethnic Canadians by Dr. Martin Kovacs, in
1973. In 1985, CPRC became a full-fledged university press, and was accepted as a
member of the Association of Canadian University Presses (ACUP). Since 1973, CPRC
has published approximately 150 titles in areas ranging from traditional scholarly
disciplines such as history and geography, to more recent fields of research, such as
women's and gender studies. Approximately 95 CPRC titles are currently in print.
Changing Times/New Publishing Challenges
Since the mid-1990s, support for publishing houses in Canada has been significantly
reduced, as both provincial and federal governments have struggled to eliminate
budgetary deficits. Another challenge faced by publishers has been the appearance of
Chapters/Indigo Books, which has resulted in a quasi-monopoly in the Canadian retail

  

Source: Argerami, Martin - Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Regina

 

Collections: Mathematics