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Thursday, November 3 • 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Making Visible Changing Scholarship in the Humanities

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Scholars in the digital humanities produce work that breaks the constraints of the printed page--the monograph's traditional form--and University Presses and University Libraries are adapting their practices to meet the changing publication needs of these scholars and their research. Encouraged by the Mellon Foundation, in particular, Presses and Libraries are experimenting with various ways to meet the needs of these scholars. Anthony Watkinson, Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Information Studies at University College London will set the scene. Rebecca Welzenbach, Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships at Michigan Publishing, will describe efforts underway at Michigan Publishing to ensure that new forms of digital scholarship are discoverable, durable, and recognizable as high-quality scholarship alongside more traditional products, focusing on initiatives including Lever Press, the Mellon-funded Fulcrum publishing platform, and the Mellon-funded Mapping the Free eBook Supply Chain research project. Susan Doerr, Assistant Director and Digital Publishing and Operations Director at the University of Minnesota Press, will turn our perspective inside a university press with a discussion of Minnesota's efforts, in collaboration with CUNY's Graduate Center Digital Scholarship Lab, to makes visible the process of a book's creation though Manifold, a Mellon-funded iterative publishing platform that seeks to transform monographs from static print forms into web-based dynamic digital publications. Our intention is to reach out to publishers and librarians in the context of considerable international interest, for example in UNESCO, in recognising the validity of non-traditional scholarly outputs. It is an area where these speakers and their institutions are at the cutting edge.

Speakers
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Susan Doerr

Assistant Director, Digital Publishing and Operations Director, University of Minnesota Press
Susan Doerr manages the business office at the University of Minnesota Press and has been a part of Minnesota's digital publishing program since its inception. Susan is the Treasurer of the Association of American University Presses. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota Press, Susan held roles at at Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Personnel Decisions International, and Milkweed Editions.
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Anthony Watkinson

Principal Consultant, CIBER Research
Anthony Watkinson is the Principal Consultant at CIBER Research and is an associate of Oxford Brookes University and an honorary lecturer at University College London. For publications see the Ciber site. He is a director of the Charleston Conference, a member of the editorial board of the Charleston Advisor and co-organiser of the Fiesole Retreats. He also consults for the Publishers Association and organises events and writes for the... Read More →
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Rebecca Welzenbach

Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships, Michigan Publishing
University of Michigan



Thursday November 3, 2016 3:35pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom 2, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401