You may remember the debates that were sparked by a piece entitled ‚What are we to do with feral publishers?’ in the UK. This debate has now continued with a further position piece by the Leicester academics David Harvie, Geoff Lightfoot, Simon Lilley and Kenneth Weir written for the journal Prometheus entitled ‘Publishers, be damned! From price gouging to the open road’. The debate, consisting of the proposition piece and responses, including one written by myself, Steffen Böhm and Chris Land, is now published and available in open access. However, its story is rather remarkable, as is the outcome. Continue Reading…
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…
More than 60 people attended when Dr. Mercedes Bunz discussed with representatives of the regional publishing industry in the ANALOG conference series in the Lüneburg Stadtarchiv. Thanks to everybody involved, the event resulted in an informative and smooth running evening. Read more about the outputs and results of the event soon.
The workshop (closed) is part of an ongoing series of events and research publishing for coordination and interoperability between stakeholders in the open source digital publishing research community.
In the workshop we would explore these three topics:
- What standards are we each using in our workflows
- What do these standards need to address in our workflows
- Looking towards interoperability in API standards for multi-format publishing
Date: 2nd and 3rd July 2014 at the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Innovation Inkubator, Leuphana University, Lüneburg Continue Reading…
Last month, Hybrid Publishing team member Michael Dieter took part in a book sprint on book sprints, the full text of which is available to download below. Part theorization, part “how to guide,” this is a first attempt to reflect on an emerging short form method of collaborative writing.
Link to the full text: http://www.booksprints.net/2014/05/book-sprint-on-book-sprints/
Following the great example of the Austrian Science Fund the Swiss National Research Foundation will fund the publication of Open Access monographs beginning on July 1st. Apparently this forthcoming shift from granting printing subsidies to supporting digital editions was not received positively by many stakeholders in the Swiss scientific community as Caspar Hirschi discusses in his thoughtful NZZ article. However, creating funding opportunities for publishing books in Open Access is an important step in the right direction. This leaves me wondering when the German Research Foundation and other research funding organizations in Germany will finally introduce similar funding instruments.
On Thursday and Friday (22-23 May), the international conference “Off the Press: Electronic Publishing in the Arts”, organized by our friends from the Digital Publishing Toolkit initiative, will take place in Rotterdam (NL).
The conference starts at the renowned Museum Bojimans van Beuningen with the sessions “Today’s Book Publishing” and “One thousand and one Publishing Workflows” (both featuring experts from all over the globe), followed by an introduction to the Digital Publishing toolkit and showcases by international artists/designers and publishers.
During the evening session at the legendary WORM, artists and designers will present their own practices and approaches to digital publishing that both take advantage of and question the current modes of content production and dissemination.
The second day begins with three parallel workshops called “Paper to Code: Transforming the Future of Reading”, “Electronic Publishing Workflows: (Multi)Markdown & Pandoc” (you’ll need a separate ticket for these workshops) and “Superglue: Reshaping the Web?” (free). The event is completed by the session “Underground e-publishing” and the “Bazaar”, in which a number of artists, publishers and other practitioners of electronic publishing will showcase their projects in an informal way, looking forward to meeting you!
For tickets and more information on the whole event, please visit: http://digitalpublishingtoolkit.org/
Am 4. Juni 2014 ab 17 Uhr findet im Stadtarchiv Lüneburg die Veranstaltung Analog III: “Digital oder Gedruckt? Die Zukunft der Holzmedien” statt. Im Rahmen dieser Veranstaltung sprechen wir mit Vertretern und Gästen aus der Region über die Veränderungen im Verlagswesen durch die Digitalen Medien:
Elektronische Alternativen stellen das gedruckte Buch vor Herausforderungen, Online-Shops die lokalen Ladengeschäfte. Das klassische Druckgewerbe gerät in Bedrängnis, aber Technologien wie Print-On-Demand bieten neue Chancen. ANALOG III präsentiert verschiedene Antworten auf diese tiefgreifenden Veränderungen und erkundet im Dialog mit Medienexperten der Region den Status-Quo regionaler Verlagswelten.
Gewinnen Sie tiefe Einblicke in die Hybridisierung der Verlagswelt: Das Team des Kompetenztandems „Hybrid Publishing Lab“ des Centre for Digital Cultures an der Leuphana Univiersität Lüneburg freut sich auf eine Keynote, ein Podiumsgespräch und einen geselligen Abend mit Ihnen. Melden Sie sich jetzt hier für die Veranstaltung an!