It’s been two weeks since we released the video, featured right, promoting our digital publishing program here at Stanford University Press, and the feedback so far has been encouraging. The video has been circulating among the scholarly communications community, and we hope our readers will continue to share it with their colleagues in not just the publishing world but also in digital humanities and computational social sciences circles.
The release of the video, along with the launch of the new blog, coincided with the Digital Humanities conference in Montreal, and we seized that opportunity to share our work with the many digital humanists convening together from around the world. Conference attendees had the opportunity during registration and coffee breaks to peruse the table we had set up, which featured a tablet continually playing the new video and a laptop through which they could explore several of our forthcoming interactive scholarly works. We handed out catalogs featuring digital projects to be published in the coming months and even gave away free totes bearing the supDigital.org url so conference goers could learn more about our program when they had a chance to relax after an intense and fulfilling conference.
Friederike and I attended the conference along with the Press’s marketing specialist Kalie Caetano who has been instrumental in coordinating the production of the video, the look and feel of the blog, and the branding of the program’s promotional materials. The three of us contributed to and learned from the conference in different ways, and we made some great connections with colleagues and peers. We’re looking forward to following up over the coming weeks on the great conversations we had in Montreal and to next year’s meeting in Mexico City!
Jasmine Mulliken is Digital Production Associate at Stanford University Press. She coordinates the production and workflow of born-digital projects, including recommending platforms and coding standards to authors, consulting with authors on projects’ technical attributes, and evaluating best practices for archiving and preservation.