A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. The books produced are high quality content and are made available immediately at the end of the sprint via print-on-demand services and e-book formats.
A Publication Taxonomy — an initial guide to academic publishing types, inside and beyond Academe
Welcome to the Publication Taxonomy an exploratory listing project by the Hybrid Publishing Consortium. The Hybrid Publishing Consortium is the technology research arm of the Hybrid Publishing Lab and is made up of a team of six interdisciplinary researchers, developing open source software for multi-format publishing. Creating an exploratory taxonomy of publication types plays a role in our software design process helping us understand the boundaries of publishing forms.
When the Consortium started to compile a list of the various types of scholarly publications we had to keep in mind the challenge of a continuously changing technology landscape. This meant moving to a so called post-digital condition (although a contested term)–involving parallel usage of various media types, a new collaborative paradigm, a proliferation of tool sets and open access academic publishing.
To give some limits around what we define as a publication we agreed on three very open parameters–(1) the act of making a document public, (2) the involvement of textuality, and (3) a scholarly/academic orientation.
Acceleration best describes the overall condition for both the development of publishing and the shaping of the emergent post-digital scholar, blurring the distinction between the publishers workflow and the scholars textual creation. The renegotiation of new roles for publisher and scholar is one area where new publishing types emerge, especially where the act of reading becomes a new textual creation. An instability arises in
the scholarly workflow and how the scholar is organizing and adjusting her/his work steps within the post-digital condition. It also means an expansion of the very definition what constitutes a publication.
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From 26 to 27 March 2014 the first International Science 2.0 Conference in Hamburg brings together the library community, the scientific community and other stakeholder groups affected by the changes in scholarly communication. The conference is dedicated to the latest scientific trends, developments, challenges as well as best practices in the area of Science 2.0. It provides an excellent framework for networking among international researchers from different scientific disciplines and practitioners from libraries. Continue Reading…
Organised by Open Knowledge Foundation, UK and taking place in London and online.
The event will be a good opportunity to work with some great people, try out news tools and learn some digital publishing workflows. Teams are looking a visualisation tools, digital editing and content processing workflows in WordPress. Having a road test of Textus should be an interesting ride, fingers crossed. Textus is the OKF web annotation tool set. Hopefully its moved on from its rockier start back in 2012 when I last tried an install without much luck, if not hopefully the group can pitch in and help fix things.
Textus – http://textusproject.org/
When: 25th January 2014, 11am – 6pm (if 11am is too early for you it’s OK to join later!)
Online: Google Hangout + IRC (#okfn on freenode) http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=okfn
In Person: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG
Map link http://osm.org/go/euu4yaNB?m=
Who: Anyone interested in literature, philosophy and taking these online