Topic: The Gutenberg-e Project: Opportunities and Challenges in Publishing Born-Digital Monographs
Date: August 1, 2008
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT).
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Duration: 1 hour
Gutenberg-e project was created as a bold experiment to explore whether
peer-reviewed, born-digital monographs would alter the way historical
scholarship is presented, whether scholars would receive the same
professional credit for these publications as they would from work
published in print, and whether the project would enable the
publication of monographs that would otherwise be turned down for
financial reasons by university presses. The project has a history that
includes both exciting breakthroughs and significant challenges. A
number of the authors have created completely new models of
collaboration in the scholarly communication process as well as new
models of historical scholarship and narrative. We have come to
understand that e-books require a significant level of investment in
both editorial and technical staff time in order to create publications
that reach their full potential as works of digital scholarship. We
have also learned that integrating and sustaining this work within a
collaborative publishing, library, and technology organization presents
significant challenges and great opportunities.
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