Publishing the Digital Humanities

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Location: Room 205, Second Floor Gorgas Library
Cost: $0 

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This talk outlines the challenges and opportunities of publishing within the digital humanities. We'll address a number of questions that continue to require critical input from libraries, museums, academic presses, and scholarly departments and societies-questions like: What does publishing mean in an intellectual and cultural environment that's already heavily networked and highly public? What needs do authors have in bringing new modes of humanities scholarship to the academic marketplace? Is there a sustainable business model that makes sense for the free and fair distribution of this scholarship? And, perhaps mostly importantly: How can we create cross-institutional alliances that work together to answer to these kinds of questions?

Co-sponsored by University Libraries and School of Library and Information Studies

Korey Jackson is an ACLS Public Fellow acting as Program Coordinator and Analyst at Anvil Academic. Anvil is a new academic publishing "accelerator" formed by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). The intent of the Anvil initiative is to foster new models of peer review, promote open access dissemination, and grant increased awareness and legitimacy to digital humanities scholarship.

Previously, he was part of the University of Michigan's MPublishing team as a CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow. During his time there, Korey worked in the Publishing Services & Outreach division on a range of digital humanities publishing initiatives and programs.

He holds a PhD in English from the University of Michigan. After defending his dissertation in 2010, he was a Lecturer in the UM English Department, teaching courses on writing, poetry, and historical and science fiction. In addition to his work in digital publishing, Korey's research interests include dialect literature and the history of language study in the U.S.

Contact Info: Franky Abbott, (205) 348-0767,

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