June 16 2020 - 15:30
About the Event
Scholarly authors are increasingly using digital tools. They want to produce enhanced ebooks and interactive scholarly works, but these tend not to fit into existing publisher and librarian workflows. Fulcrum is a platform developed at the University of Michigan that supports authors who want to push the boundaries of the book. The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) includes an increasing number of enhanced titles and takes full advantage of the rich features on the Fulcrum platform. Thanks to the support of purchasing libraries, UMP EBC is able to sustain the publication of new forms of scholarship, including open access titles, and sustain the open-source, community-based scholarly infrastructure. In this webinar attendees will learn about this new form of scholarship, including how it is being sustained by the community via UMP EBC and Fulcrum, and walk away with inspired to sustain this burgeoning community.
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Associate University Librarian for Publishing and Director of University of Michigan Press and leads Editorial, Marketing and Outreach, Publishing Production, Publishing Technology, Business and Admin, and Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services. Working on innovative digital publishing models, including Fulcrum, an open-source, community-developed platform developed at the University of Michigan which supports new forms of humanities scholarship.
Digital Scholarship Manager, University of Southampton
Eleonora Gandolfi is the Digital Scholarship Manager at the University of Southampton where she develops innovative library services supporting digital research and education promoting unique and distinctive information assets of the institution. She has a background in Preservation and Management of Cultural Heritage (Bologna and Southampton) and Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and currently completing her PhD in Digital Cultural Heritage at King's College London. She holds a Research libraries UK and The National Archives Professional Research Fellowship looking at the links between assets’ citations and artificial intelligence. She has worked as a researcher in Oman, Tunisia, Austalia and Canada, focusing on 3D and 2D data capture and visualisation for public engagement.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science, Randolph-Macon College
Marc is author of People's Wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam. Funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as part of the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot.
Music Professor, The Ohio State University
Danielle is author of Music on the Move. This open-access version made available by The Ohio State University Libraries, TOME initiative.
Lecturer in Spatial Archaeometry at the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow
Rachel is author of A Mid-Republican House from Gabii.
Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College
Matthew has recently finished his PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan. For the past seven years he has been a member of the topography team at the international Gabii Project archaeological excavations, working to gather 2D and 3D data for digital publication.
The Gabii Project is supported by generous grants from the University of Michigan, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, the National Endowment for the Humanities, FIAT-Chrysler, the National Geographic Society, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and several private donors.
Attendees will learn about the emergence of enhanced ebooks and interactive scholarly works in the humanities and social sciences, by exploring the typology of ebooks identified in “The Future of the Monograph in the Digital Era: A Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,’ by Michael A. Elliott. Attendees will also learn about trends in digital publishing, including author points of view and needs, digital initiatives and innovative approaches to library services, and potential sustainability models for ebook collections.
Subject level and previous knowledge required
Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.
This is a free webinar and is open to members and non-members of UKSG alike - Please note that advance registration is required.
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To help you prepare for this webinar, you may like to review the following information:
Below are the links to the open access versions of all the books on Fulcrum featured in the session and also include links to background information and learning material about University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection and the typology of ebooks covered in the session. All content is recommended for pre/post-session.
- Music on the Move (forthcoming on Fulcrum)
- People's Wars in China, Malaya, and Vietnam
- A Mid-Republican House From Gabii
- University of Press Ebook Collection (product sheet and Librarian’s Page)
- “The Future of the Monograph in the Digital Era: A Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,’ by Michael A. Elliott.
You may also like to read the Notes for Participants:
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This webinar provided good cutting edge information regarding publishing and user experience with enhanced content.
The content is excellent and helps me keep abreast of collections issues.
I enjoyed how each speaker's passion for their subject came through and how fulcrum enabled them to take their research further.
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