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Friday, November 4 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Journey to the Center of a Digital Project: A Tour of Three New Tools for Next-Generation Digital Scholarship

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As scholarship continues to go "digital," the urge to create new formats and broaden access has begun to trigger a series of changes to the bedrock of publishing business and infrastructure that will be needed to support this brave new world. How will authors and publishers understand their respective rights and responsibilities? How can publishers understand and communicate the costs associated with publishing long-form digital scholarship, often also made available Open Access, as well as traditional monographs? What platforms will be able to handle multi-modal works that may include a range of forms of media in addition to more traditional narrative forms?

In this interactive session, we will take the example of one new work of digital scholarship, A Mid-Republican House from Gabii, and use it as a case study to demonstrate these new tools in action from project initiation, through the process of forming it into a product ready for publication, considering its financial sustainability, and the final presentation format it will take.

The tools we will share, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, include
the Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship (Emory and Michigan), the AAUP Digital Monograph P+L Tool, and Fulcrum, a publishing platform built on the Hydra/Fedora framework to support source materials for monographs (University of Michigan Press).

Authors, digital scholarship librarians, and publishers, join us! In the session, we will welcome and encourage discussion and feedback on ways to make these tools most useful as new use cases continue to emerge.

Speakers
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Lisa Macklin

Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University
Lisa A. Macklin is the director of the Scholarly Communications Office for Emory University Libraries. As both a librarian and a lawyer, Lisa focuses on copyright, licensing, and scholarly communication issues, working with faculty and students on the application of copyright law to teaching, research, and scholarship. Her interests include transformations in scholarship and publishing, including new models of scholarship in digital form and... Read More →
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Nancy Maron

President, BlueSky to BluePrint
Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about new and existing products and services. She honed her skills in over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology, most recently with the not-for-profit organization Ithaka S+R, where she led the team focused on Sustainability and Scholarly Communications.
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Kimberly Schmelzinger

Founder, MeanLine Publisher Services
I am a consultant providing customized research solutions to scholarly publishers. Among other projects, I conduct research for the AAUP (for whom I prepare the AAUP Annual Statistics), and I have recently completed two projects funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, both related to estimating the cost of publishing a humanities monograph.
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Charles Watkinson

Director, Press; Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan
Charles Watkinson is Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Libraries and Director of University of Michigan Press. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue Libraries for five years, and Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for five years. He started in the book business working for Oxbow... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401