Digital Publishing in the Arts and Humanities

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  1. 1. Matt Phillpott (School of Advanced Study) What is digital publishing? Areas Ill cover: Research Data Articles Monographs and books Presentations Websites and Social Media
  2. 2. Publishing, essentially, is the act of putting together written, visual or audio materials and releasing them as a cohesive whole to the world at large. Originally, publishing was done in the form of books, whether as papyrus scrolls or bound in covers. Publishing continued in this form until paper was taken out of the equation and replaced by digital files placed online. - eHow Article: The Definition of Digital Publishing (Shawn M. Tomlinson ( Electronic publishing (also referred to as e- publishing or digital publishing) includes the digital publication of e-books, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogues. - Wikipedia definition
  3. 3. Research Article(s) Monograph/Book Presentation(s) The Traditional Model
  4. 4. Research Dataset E-repository Article(s) Open Access version Born Digital Monograph/Book E-book Open Access Monographs Presentation(s) Podcast Video (YouTube) Slide Show Internet Website Blog Social Media The Digital Model
  5. 5. Interactive: other media can be added to digital content such as images, videos, audio etc. Accessible: Online content can be accessed from anywhere, anytime and by using different available electronic devices. Sharable: Digital content can be shared easily Global Reach: Digital publishing makes it possible to give a global reach to the content in less time and get the attention of the maximum targeted audience. Benefits of digital publication
  6. 6. 'Open access' refers to unrestricted, online access to the published findings of research. In our role as a national funding body for research, we are committed to supporting successful approaches to open-access publishing and increasing public access to research findings. - HEFCE (2014) Free and open access to publicly-funded research offers significant social and economic benefits. The Government, in line with its overarching commitment to transparency and open data, is committed to ensuring that such research should be freely accessible. - RCUK (2014)
  7. 7. Statement on Open Access The School of Advanced Study unites 10 institutes at the University of London to form the UKs national centre for the support of researchers and the promotion of research in the humanities broadly defined. The Schools mission is to promote and facilitate research for the benefit of the national and international research communities and for society at large. The School is supportive of the move towards Open Access and would want to see the broadest possible Open Access policy across the UK, to allow the best research to be made widely available, to encourage mobility researchers, and to promote scholarly publishing in the UK and abroad. The School is committed to academic freedom of choice, and is equally committed to the dissemination of research outputs for maximum impact. The Schools academic members are free to publish in the form of their choice, whether in a journal, monograph or scholarly edition, and the School has every confidence in its researchers ability to make sensible decisions when considering the publication of their outputs. The School recognises that major research funders in the UK encourage if not increasingly demand Open Access, as do most international funding bodies, and therefore encourages its researchers, wherever possible, to take account of Open Access when deciding where to publish. In its willingness to comply with these mandates, the School is, now and for the foreseeable future, in favour of Open Access by means of the Green Route. The School will make available special allocations from its funders in those cases where Article Processing Charges (or APCs) need to be paid. The School will also show its support for Open Access by establishing an institutional fund, which will aim to help cover the cost of APCs. The School favours a sustainable approach to Open Access that supports researchers by making the best use of its own resources. The School has three Open Access journals, and plans to expand its range, notwithstanding the Reviews in History, which has been publishing in OA since 1996. The Schools own e-repository SAS-Space, launched in 2006, already provides a permanent and secure online archive of research materials for the humanities and social sciences. The School intends to continue enhancing SAS-Space, both to ensure institutional compliance with funders Open Access requirements and to provide a means by which authors, including those without an institutional affiliation, may officially and openly deposit all types of research outputs, subject to the conditions of any research contracts with third parties and in keeping with discipline-specific conventions, thus providing a national and international showcase for their research to the community at large. The School is committed to academic freedom of choice, and is equally committed to the dissemination of research outputs for maximum impact. The Schools academic members are free to publish in the form of their choice, whether in a journal, monograph or scholarly edition, and the School has every confidence in its researchers ability to make sensible decisions when considering the publication of their outputs. - SAS Statement on Open Access, 2014
  8. 8. Deposit in an institutional repository Many institutions have institutional digital repositories, and many of these are being used for holding research data and sharing this Deposit in a specialist data centre or archive The UK Data Archive has an established reputation for managing history datasets Submitting to a journal to support a publication Many journal publishers are now providing the scope to share data associated with publications Dissemination via a project or institutional website A special section or page for data with documentation Informal peer-to-peer exchange An option commonly used by many areas of research
  9. 9. E-repositories What is SAS-Space? The institutional repository for SAS and SHL a flexible dissemination and preservation service for research outputs For SAS/SHL academic staff and fellows, cognate scholarly organisations, and graduate students A permanent online archive for humanities research outputs, including articles and data
  10. 10. What types of data does SAS-Space hold? Pre-publication/born-digital journal articles Event presentations (papers presented) Reports and official documentation (staff papers) Research Datasets Audio/Video files related to research projects Digitised materials (books, images) Dissertations and Theses
  11. 11. Journals and Articles Where do journal articles go on the web? Journal website E-repositories (usually pre-print version or after an embargo period) Open access e-journal site
  12. 12. SAS Open Journals A system for editing, producing and hosting Open Access journals Who is it for? (i) Academic staff (SAS & beyond) (ii) Postgraduates (SAS & beyond) (iii) Societies, other academic groups
  13. 13. Current Journals IALS Student Law Review Journal of Human Rights in the Commonwealth Amicus Curiae Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review History of Women in the Americas
  14. 14. Books and Monographs E-books allow additional searching/links added [enhancements] Progress on Open Access Monographs HEFCE Monographs and Open Access report (2015)
  15. 15. Presentations Slideshare Upload copies of slide shows that you have created Embed slideshows alongside podcasts of talk/text/abstract Embed into websites and blogs Promote on Twitter and Facebook
  16. 16. Websites and Social Media
  17. 17. Wordpress Most popular blogging service in the world Plenty of themes to choose from Free although you might wish to pay for hosting and upgrade to for more options Blogger Google system so connects well with other Google services Free but limited themes to choose from Others: Typepad ()
  18. 18. What kind of Blog?
  19. 19. Creating an online profile Images Videos Audio Text (articles/books) Blog Posts CV Resources pages Twitter Facebook Linked In IMPACT Check stats on Dashboard (hootsuite/Buffer etc) Network Slide Show
  20. 20. Thank you for listening! Matt Phillpott @mphillpott