Category: #supdigital

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

Public Humanities and Digital Publishing Are Meant For Each Other

The public humanities present unique opportunities to researchers and publishers seeking greater engagement with non-academic audiences and local communities. Research in the publicly engaged humanities is produced in collaboration with the public and meant to be read by the public. This turn towards the public changes the game a little for researchers and publishers typically

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

Just Released: Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene

Stanford University Press is proud to announce the publication of Feral Atlas: The More-Than-Human Anthropocene, edited by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena, and Feifei Zhou. Feral Atlas invites you to explore the ecological worlds created when nonhuman entities become tangled up with human infrastructure projects. Seventy-nine field reports from scientists, humanists, and

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