Category: #supdigital

Net Neutrality and Digital Publishing

It doesn’t seem right, given my role in and advocacy of web-based digital scholarship, not to say something about the ongoing fight for net neutrality. If you’ve been following the news regarding net neutrality (regarding a lot of things actually), you know we’re facing dangerous times. The recent rollback of regulations on internet service providers,

AHA, MLA, and 2018

2018 is already off to a busy start for supDigital. We covered a couple different conferences last week and are managing the typical catch-up as we return to the office. The American Historical Association held its conference in Washington, D.C. this year, and I attended a pre-conference THATCamp where I engaged with digital historians working

When Geography, English, and Art Meet

Enchanting the Desert crosses a lot of boundaries, including those of discipline. Identified by the author as cultural geography, the project has now been reviewed by a professor of English (Audrey Goodman, Georgia State) in a venue for art and art history, CAA.Reviews. We encourage you to head on over to CAA.Reviews for the full

More on Web Archiving

A few weeks ago I posted an interview with Webrecorder’s Dragan Espenchied in which he detailed the features and uses of the web-archiving tool developed by Rhizome. A fellow Mellon-funded project, Webrecorder has been especially intriguing to us because it is perhaps the most specifically focused solution to providing readers of our web-based interactive scholarly

New Releases for Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 catalogs recently arrived, and we are excited to announce three interactive scholarly works to be published in the upcoming season. They are, in order of publication:  Samuel Liebhaber, When Melodies Gather The Mahra people of the southern Arabian Peninsula have no written language but instead possess a rich oral tradition. Samuel Liebhaber

Call for expressions of interest: your novel idea of publication

Originally posted at the King’s Digital Lab blog by Arianna Ciula: Stanford University Press (SUP) and King’s Digital Lab (KDL, King’s College London) invite expressions of interest to propose ideas for a digital academic publication blending cutting-edge technology with very high quality scholarship. KDL and SUP wish to collaborate with interested researchers in developing a scholarly product that

Saving the Internet: An Interview with Webrecorder’s Dragan Espenchied

As is apparent by now, we spend a lot of time thinking about ways to preserve and archive the digital web-based projects we’re publishing. While our technical guidelines provide authors with recommendations for building projects that are more easily sustainable, the fact is technology changes, and even the most rigid technical standards and requirements will

A Not So Little Side Project

Being a pioneer in digital publishing means we have plenty of experiences to share, both successful and, well, educational, but not always very many people to share them with. Although we benefit from fellow presses’ digital initiatives and they graciously keep tabs on and encourage ours, much of our work is very different and it’s

What’s in a File Name?

In the year 2017, over three decades since the personal computer became virtually commonplace in homes, it’s probably safe to assume many of us have come across the stray CD ROM or USB thumb drive or maybe even floppy disk and eagerly, or perhaps with trepidation, inserted it into a working computer or external drive