The Social Web exerts increasing influence on the daily routines of researchers and offers new opportunities for networking and interdisciplinary collaboration. This includes free access to and exchange of findings and research results. To achieve this opening up of science, obstacles must be removed and barriers overcome. This is reflected in the motto of the Barcamp Science 2.0 “Opening up Science, crossing borders”. The Barcamp will take place on 24 March 2015 in Hamburg, on the eve of this year’s Science 2.0 Conference (25 to 26 March).
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The conference “Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and the Public Sphere” turned in a good scorecard with nine sessions, three workshops, about 130 participants and 950 tweets. Organized by the Hybrid Publishing Lab, the conference took place in Lüneburg from 12 to 14 November 2014. In this report you can read more about the topics discussed by international scholars, publishers, researchers, programmers, artists and business managers. Publishers, entrepreneurs, librarians, artists and scholars came together in the Lüneburg Music School from 12 to 14 November 2014 to discuss the challenges and chances for scholarly communication in the digital age. How are the writing of academic texts and the book format changing? What role should libraries play in the future? How can the demand for open access to scholarship be satisfied in an economical and academically responsible way? And how can traditional academic publishing houses keep pace with these developments? These questions and others were intensely discussed and sometimes hotly debated in nine panels and three workshops at the conference “The Post-Digital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy, and the Public Sphere”. Continue Reading…
The last day of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference is over. Thanks to everyone who joined our #pdsc14 conference. It was thought provoking and inspiring conference and we had a great time! If you missed the conference, you can review the event in our third part of favorite #pdsc14 pickings – and don’t miss the outtakes on the bottom of this post or the other reviews: Continue Reading…
Before I go into the first part of the Twitter Review of the Post-Digital Scholar Conference – Day 1, I’d like to thank everyone that joined this event. The Conference was certainly not my first conference this year, but it was (not surprisingly) one of my favorite.
Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres: New media is dead! Long live new media! For three days, publishers, researchers, programmers, designers, artists, and entrepreneurs will discuss how research and publishing in the humanities have changed over the past decade. The conference will explore new tools for gathering knowledge, examine platforms for multimedia publishing, or collaborative writing experiments.
Participants will focus on the interplay between pixels and print, and discuss open and closed modes of knowledge, in order to seek out what this elusive thing could be: post-digital knowledge.
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We are very excited to present our case study: the Merve Remix at the Frankfurt Bookfair. This collaborative research case study focussed on Merve Verlag’s back catalog (a selection of 100+ publications).
We deconstructed each publication, led by guiding questions such as: what is a book made of (recognizable traits), and what could a book become if the Pandora’s box of computation and digital networking was applied to publishing. We then translated the books into a machine readable structured document, allowing for all types of semi-automated, dynamic publishing processes to be applied—layout, multi-format conversion, distribution, rights management, reuse and remixing, translation, synchronized updates, payments and reading metrics.
For more information please check out the full description here.
For the Live Demo visit here: https://merve.consortium.io
We’ll be at Merve’s stand, located in Halle 3.1 – B129. Come by!
We would like to finally announce and invite you to a conference debating the future of publishing in the humanities from the 12.11. – 14.11.2014 in Lüneburg, Germany.
At the “Post-Digital Scholar Conference: Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres“ national and international experts will share their research and findings. Publishers and academics, authors and designers, programmers and artists, hackers and entrepreneurs will discuss new developments in publishing and communication. The conference is organized by the Hybrid Publishing Lab of the Centre for Digital Culture at Leuphana University.
Archives often refer to institutional collections (as monuments of modernity) while with recent technological development, individual users can access to and own more and more digital objects, and it seems urgent to address the question of personal archives, that presents to us at the same time an epochal change as well as a political question. This talk address three main questions:
- Why is it necessary to talk about personal archives?
- How can one define a personal archive and its difference from existing cloud computing services?
- What will be the possibility of developing new practices and tools of personal archives?
This workshop will be part facilitated discussion and part exploratory discussion heading towards ideas to further develop.
Where & When? Saturday, August 2, 2014 @ 15:00, Archive Books , Dieffenbachstraße 31, 10967.
Yuk Hui, Ulrike Gollner, Agata Krolikowski, and Minuette Le are researchers, computer scientists, and designers working at the Hybrid Publishing Lab, part of the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana Universität. We also work with the Hybrid Publishing Consortium on issues around open-source infrastructures for academics, small publishers and university publishers.
Warwick, Henry, Radical Tactics of the Offline Library, Institute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam Video: https://vimeo.com/95351775
Hui, Yuk, Archivist Manifesto, Centre for Digital Cultures, Leuphana Universität
Please join us this upcoming Saturday – you find more about the workshop here.
If you don’t want to miss out on the future of publishing in the humanities, save this conference date: From the 12.11. – 14.11.2014 publishers, authors, researchers, programmers, designers, artists, hackers and entrepreneurs will discuss new developments in publishing and communication at Leuphana University’s conference in Lüneburg, Germany.
“The Postdigital Scholar: Publishing between Open Access, Piracy and Public Spheres” will discuss new publishing trends, look at collaborative writing experiments and platforms for multimedia publishing. Our aim is to explore new tools and practices for gathering knowledge in order to seek out what this elusive thing could be: postdigital knowledge.
Date: 12. – 14.11.2014
Location: Lüneburg, Germany
We warmly welcome you to take part and very much hope to see you in November. So please save the date and register for free here.
OKFestival 2014 is encouraging people to plan and run fringe events to complement the festival, both before and after the official programming. One of these events will be a kick-off meeting for a German-speaking Open Science Working Group. We want to bring together the different spheres of opening up science in the German-speaking countries to focus more on the their scientific culture and specific aspects regarding the theme. Connecting the existing open scientists, learning from already started working groups and getting in touch with other open communities. It will consist of people from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Date: July 16, 2014, 19:00-23:00
Location: Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e.V.,
You find more Information and the Registration here.
“The First E-Book Fair in Germany”: The Electric Book Fair is an attempt at being able to view something that by its very nature must remain diffuse and undefinedbecause it is continually changing – a paradoxical but nevertheless worthwhile endeavour.
Find More Information here.
Is there a future for printed newspapers and books? How can publishing houses and editorial departments deal with the digital shift? These were some of the questions discussed by the around 60 regional participants of the third part of the Leuphana University ANALOG event-series in Lüneburgs City Archive. Following an invitation by the Innovation-Incubator research project Hybrid Publishing Lab at the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC), peers and experts from all across the media industry joined the interested public in a discussion about the digitization of media. The event was marked by an exchange of experiences in the publishing world, and the aim was to name and face current challenges in the thick of digitization. Continue Reading…