“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.

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analog-3-leuphana-book-print-eventIs 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…

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).

Off the Press

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:

Leuphana_Analog_3_IIIAm 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!

Reverse Engineering Digital Methods2. Workshop der AG Daten und Netzwerke

Centre for Digital Cultures
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Sülztorstr. 21-25 (Post)

Mit der jüngsten Konjunktur der Digital Humanities und der damit einhergehenden methodologischen, heuristischen und förderpolitischen Neuorientierung scheinen die Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften nun endgültig im digitalen Zeitalter angekommen zu sein. Dabei sind die Konturen des „digitalen” Forschungsparadigmas noch weithin unscharf. Dies stellt auch für die Medienwissenschaften eine Herausforderung dar, die sich an der Schnittstelle von Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften einerseits und Sozialwissenschaften andererseits mit der Frage konfrontiert sehen: Welche neuen Wege der Forschung können mit digitalen Medien beschritten werden und welche neuen Erkenntnisse zu Tage gefördert? Aber auch: Welche neuen Kompetenzen müssen Medienwissenschaftler_innen erwerben, um digital forschend tätig zu sein? Zugleich drängt sich die Frage nach der medialen Bedingtheit des digitalen Forschungsparadigmas auf: Auf welche Weise strukturieren technische Infrastrukturen und digitale Forschungspraktiken das Wissen, welches aus ihnen hervorgeht? Continue Reading…

This year, the Open Access Week will turn 7 and founders are already reaching out for participators and supporters of the open access movement to play a part in the October event. Open Access Week is an invaluable chance to connect the global momentum toward open sharing with the advancement of policy changes on the local level. Universities, colleges, research institutes, funding agencies, libraries, and think tanks have used Open Access Week as a platform to host faculty votes on campus open-access policies, to issue reports on the societal and economic benefits of Open Access, to commit new funds in support of open-access publication, and more. sign up at for access to all the support and resources you need, and to connect with the worldwide OA Week community.

In the light of this event, OAButton have started working on a 2.0 version of their project, which is said to release in time for Open Access Week in October. They are currently campaigning to get the  £20,000 of funding needed to get ahead with the project.

The Open Knowledge Foundation, too, is calling for volunteers to join in on working on the Festival Event in July in Berlin.

But not all is well in open access world and Digiday has released an article on how big viral publishers stack up against each other. Using social media, therefore is not necessarily the best option in getting traffic for catchy content. Read the full article here.

On University World News the solution seems to be to stop publishing altogether. Brianne Kent discusses the current publishing culture and opts for a future in archiving. Open Access Archiving. Read all about it here.

Here are our favorite tweets from the second Day of the Science 2.0 Conference – make sure you don’t miss our #sci20conf-Review of the first conference day and our outtakes on the bottom of this post. Continue Reading…

sci20conf_twitterBefore I go into the Twitter Review of the first international Science 2.0 Conference, I’d like to personally thank everyone that came out to support the Idea behind Science 2.0 during this event. So far the Science 2.0 Conference was certainly not my first conference this year, but it was definitely one of my favorite. I have also to mention the great PhD Spring School which was held just before the conference with good presentations and really inspiring discussions.

But lets start with our favorite pickings of the first Day – and don’t miss the outtakes on the bottom of this post:

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You find more information about the International Science 2.0 Conference, the Final Version of Programme and List of Speakers attending here. Hybrid Publishing Lab is part of the Leibniz Association Research Network “Science 2.0″, which is organizing the event.

TIB_OSL_Stele_Seite_2-300x300The Open Science Lab at the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) in Hannover has invited 15 scientists to create a manual on collaborative platforms for science. The “Handbook CoScience” will be produced in a book sprint shortly before and during CeBIT 2014, the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the digital industries.

Authors from the following institutions of the research network Science 2.0 are involved in the project:

and additional authors from other research institutes, scientific publishers and infrastructure facilities. Continue Reading…

science_20_conferenceFrom 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… "Alpha-ville EXCHANGE is a one-day event designed to offer the London art, tech and creative communities the opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, get inspired and discover new talent. On January 17th, a jam-packed event will bring together the community of people working at the crossroads of art, technology, design and digital culture to meet and share ideas and inspiration. Alpha-ville Exchange is a place to get inspired, make meaningful connections and exchange ideas with professionals within and across industries."