Want to work with us? We are looking for nice and intelligent people that contribute to our plans hands-on. Now what are these plans? The Hybrid Publishing lab is researching how digital change affects the world of academic and independent publishing. The team you will join is a group of about 20 researchers, who are interested in the change of publishing and coordinate their efforts in Lüneburg.
The two jobs open at the moment are covering the area of entrepreneurship and project management. Among other things, we are planning to establish a closer contact to publishing houses. Also we need some help to organise thrilling events, bigger conferences and workshops.
Please send us your job applications and a CV to the email address you’ll find on the official job descriptions below. They are in German… Yes, for the jobs you’ll need both, English and German language skills. Contact us if you have any questions. We are looking forward to hear from you!
Official Job description (german):
In Media Res, a project by ‘The Institute for the Future of the Book‘ put out a call for curators (here: academics, journalists, critics, media professionals and fans) to contribute to Everyday Archives. It’s due 2nd of September.
About In Media Res:
“In Media Res is dedicated to experimenting with collaborative, multi-modal forms of online scholarship. Our goal is to promote an online dialogue amongst scholars and the public about contemporary approaches to studying media. In Media Res provides a forum for more immediate critical engagement with media at a pace closer to how we experience mediated texts.
Each weekday, a different scholar curates a 30-second to 3-minute video clip/visual image slideshow accompanied by a 300-350-word impressionistic response. We use the title “curator” because, like a curator in a museum, you are repurposing a media object that already exists and providing context through your commentary, which frames the object in a particular way. The clip/comment combination are intended both to introduce the curator’s work to the larger community of scholars (as well as non-academics who frequent the site) and, hopefully, encourage feedback/discussion from that community.”
This project re-imagines established roles in creative production such as ‘the curator’ which allows to appropriate these roles and apply them to other disciplines (see Joseph Vogel on Rhizomes). And in a more applied sense it reminds me of projects such as clipkino.
De Balie just released Rick Prelinger’s contribution to the 2008 conference of Economy of the Commons. In his talk, Rick (Prelinger Archive/Prelinger Library and Internet Archive) outlines the evolution and importance of institutional archives in the past and turns to the present and future to question “what will enable archives to survive in a confused media and cultural landscape.” Continue Reading…
Open source software is an important paradigm to keep ideas open to the public. But there are several dozens of licensing models that might be used. So first of all developers have to know all possible models, interpret and compare them and finally choose one. Software developers who want to publish their code under an open source license are confronted with a task that usually lawyers are in charge of. However, good advice is expensive.
As a result, only a minority of projects are licensed under an open source license according to a study which was conducted earlier this year by the lawyer Aaron Williamson. Williamson analysed GitHub repositories and found out that out of 1,692,135 code repositories 219,326 of them (14.9 %) were under any open source license. GitHub now addresses this problem. Users — when creating a new repository — are asked to choose a license model. To facilitate the choice of an open source license, there is also a website that gives guidence and examples.
HyperImage — a project of the hybrid publishing lab — which facilitates the linking of (audio)-visual objects, texts and mixed-media documents, is licensed under the open source Apache-2-License (earlier versions use SUN’s CDDL open source license).
Read the whole article on wired.com: Open Source License Guide For Coders on GitHub