This week our team travels to New York to participate in a convening of Mellon-funded scholarly communications projects. Part of the aim is to share with each other our purpose, progress, challenges, and next steps. We’re looking forward to learning what our friends are doing and sharing our own experiences with them. The group will include project members from the Johns Hopkins, North Carolina, Yale, UBC, Minnesota, Michigan, NYU, and Stanford university presses, and from the Rebus Foundation and California Digital Library. We’ll each do a fifteen-minute presentation and then break out to discuss common challenges and unique solutions. Though our initiatives vary, each of us is contributing to the future of digital publishing, and we hope to find ways to support each other through our different perspectives and experiences.
We hope to have plenty to report next week, but in the meantime, we thought we’d share a story that Stanford News published this week about our program. It’s the first in a series they are writing to highlight Stanford University Press’s 125th anniversary. Though it doesn’t capture all the nuances of the program—is that even possible in one news article?—it’s great that this spotlight on the future kicks off a series about a program with so much history.
And for our friends in New York, if you haven’t seen it yet, please do check out the video in the article (also here on the blog). It will be tough to cover everything in our fifteen-minute presentation, but the video provides a deeper dive into our purposes and progress.
Jasmine Mulliken is Production and Preservation Manager, Digital Projects, at Stanford University Press. She coordinates the production and preservation 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.