University Presses are nonprofit publishers that spread knowledge through scholarly, creative and intellectual literature. As part of their academic institution, they place a large emphasis on community involvement and international reach. To illustrate the prevalent impact University Presses have on society, the AAUP created a mapping project in honor of University Press Week this November 11-17. For this project, they encouraged Presses to create a Google map of their footprint in the world based on authors, subjects, events, etc. Each University Press map shares a story of their many years of influence and the united mission they live by each day.
Syracuse University Press’s Influence Map demonstrates their geographic impact over the past 3 years. Each red flag marks the area of influence of a book subject and the yellow flag indicates where the author is from.
When Chancellor William Pearson Tolley founded the Press in 1943 his intent was that such a venture should enhance the school’s academic standing. This map illustrates that with more than 1,200 titles in print and a global reach spanning 6 continents, Syracuse University Press proudly continues to sustain his values 69 year later.