Author: Jasmine Mulliken

Emulation progress through collaboration

From the start of SUP’s digital publishing initiative, and even more explicitly in this second grant phase, the longevity of the work we produce and publish has been a high priority. The ephemerality of web-based content is (in?)famous, but with scholarly communication’s entry to the medium, it’s become increasingly important to solidify a means of

2020 and the Year to Come

Despite the obvious and by now unnecessary-to-name weirdness of 2020, we seem to have been as productive as ever over the course of the year on the digital publishing initiative. We released two new projects in 2020, which is consistent with the program’s output since 2017. Elaine Sullivan’s Constructing the Sacred was published in early

Archival Success!

Publications from SUP’s digital initiative now have nearly complete web-archive versions thanks to a 2020 partnership with Webrecorder. With the renewal in 2019 of the Mellon grant supporting the continued publishing of interactive web-based digital monographs at SUP came a more defined focus on the archiving and preservation of those works. In particular, we wanted

2019 Year in Review

It’s been a busy year for SUP’s digital initiative. The production and preservation side of the program alone has been hard at work on turning out new titles and ensuring those already online stay in tact. From new publications to funding renewal to conference attendance and community outreach, we’ve been driving forward and fine tuning

Society for Scholarly Publishing 2019 Conference

SUP Digital Production Associate Jasmine Mulliken presented on a panel along with colleagues at Michigan Publishing and CLOCKSS to discuss the challenges of interactive publications. The kind of work we’re doing—innovating scholarly publishing for the web—puts us on the cusp of various fields of study. And that means the conferences we end up attending cover

More Collaboration for Enduring Digital Scholarship

SUP is named as one of several collaborators in a new Mellon-funded initiative for digital content publishers and preservation services. Stanford University Press, specifically its digital initiative, is joining with a handful of other digitally progressive scholarly publishers to test the capacity and potential of some well-known preservation services including CLOCKSS and Portico in a

Approaching Emulation

After much preparation and anticipation, emulation testing is just around the corner for Stanford Libraries and, by extension, Stanford University Press. We’re hopeful that serving as a host node for the EaaSI project will shed light on whether this complex process can serve the preservation needs of the interactive scholarly works we’re publishing. Emulation as

From Publication to Digital Repository

Creating an archive of an interactive scholarly work’s publication components in the Stanford Digital Repository is a time-intensive and collaborative effort. The source and content files of our first publication, Enchanting the Desert, have now been fully accessioned, deposited, and processed in the Stanford Digital Repository. Aside from the collection record itself and the referenced

Reaching Real Audiences Virtually

A typical book publishing workflow necessarily includes a stage at the end of the process in which a book makes its way into stores and libraries. Because it’s a physical object, it requires physical space devoted to its delivery from publisher to reader. But what happens when the book isn’t a physical object, and doesn’t