Category: #supdigital

Just Released: Transmedia Stories: Narrative Methods for Public Health and Social Justice

We are proud to announce the publication of Patrick Jagoda, Ireashia Bennett, and Ashlyn Sparrow’s Transmedia Stories: Narrative Methods for Public Health and Social Justice. Transmedia Stories is an experiment in multimedia publication and collaboration that explores storytelling-based research methods. With the growth of digital media, narrative is now conveyed through a range of new

Just Released: America’s Public Bible: A Commentary

Please join us in celebrating the release of Lincoln A. Mullen’s America’s Public Bible: A Commentary. Throughout the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, newspapers in the United States—even newspapers which were not published by a religious denomination or organization—made frequent recourse to the Bible. Newspapers printed sermons and Sunday school lessons. They featured

Reflections on a Digital Publishing Program, Part 1

December 31, 2022 will mark the end of the eighth year of Stanford University Press’s nine-year digital publishing initiative, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. With one year to wrap things up, it seems an appropriate moment to begin reflecting on our achievements. This program of born-digital publishing projects, initially christened Interactive Scholarly Works

DigiPres 2022

Last week I attended the DLF and DigiPres conferences in Baltimore. Below is a reformatting of my presentation for the latter, “The Story of a Digital Scholarly Publication, As Told by Its Preservation Format.” The original slides, with full presentation text (but without moving video) are available at https://osf.io/zerxs/. I want to start at the

Just Released: Taylor Arnold, Courtney Rivard and Lauren Tilton’s Layered Lives: Rhetoric and Representation in the Southern Life Histories Project

We are thrilled to announce the release of our newest publication: Taylor Arnold, Courtney Rivard and Lauren Tilton’s Layered Lives: Rhetoric and Representation in the Southern Life Histories Project. The Southern Life History Project, a Federal Writers’ Project initiative, put unemployed writers to work during the Great Depression by capturing the stories of everyday people

Meanwhile, Behind the Server Scenes…

With the launch of our latest publication a couple weeks ago, we’ve now released a total of eight projects to the scholarly community, ranging in topic from Black history to archaeology to Middle East studies to ecology. And as different as the subjects each project covers are the technologies on which they are built. That’s

Just Released: Massimo Riva’s Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

We are delighted to announce the publication of Massimo Riva’s Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World. Shadow Plays explores popular forms of entertainment used in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to transport viewers to a new world, foreshadowing present-day virtual, augmented, and extended reality experiences (VR, AR, and XR). Typically studied as part

Signed, Sealed, Delivered…or Making, Stewarding, and Presenting Web Archives of Digital Publications: It Takes a Village

Thanks to collaboration between SUP, Webrecorder, and Stanford Digital Repository, SUP’s digital publications can be safely stored and simply delivered. As previously announced, Stanford University Press has now established a template for the preservation packages of the projects published under its Mellon-funded digital initiative. One common feature of each publication’s preservation package is its web

Completing the Archives, or How We’re Extending the Life of Web-Based Digital Scholarship

We are excited to announce a milestone in our archiving efforts, which have been in careful development since soon after Stanford University Press’s Mellon-funded digital publishing initiative began. Two of SUP’s seven digital web-based publications have now been fully archived, and the public-facing archive packages have been integrated into each publication’s landing page. Visitors to

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