Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age

Wednesday April 22, 2015, 12 – 1 pm, Allbritton Center 311

Discussion and lunch sponsored by the Academic (Technology) Roundtable, Center for Faculty Career Development, Wesleyan University

Have online writing and editing tools changed how you and your students collaborate in (or outside of) class? Or have you considered publishing your next peer-reviewed journal article, or perhaps a digital book, with an open-access scholarly press? Explore these questions with Mark Edington, Director of Amherst College Press, a digital-first open access publisher, and Jack Dougherty, Harber Fellow in Education and Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan and Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College.

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Additional links from Jack:

WHDA2013coverTwo years ago, I spoke a Wesleyan ATR session while working on my first open-access book: Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds., Writing History in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013). The book explores questions such as: Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past — or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, teach, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large? Available both in print (for sale) and online (for free) at http://www.digitalculture.org/books/writing-history-in-the-digital-age/

WebWritingCoverSmallJack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell are co-editors of a brand-new volume, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning. This open-access book explores why online writing matters for liberal arts learning and illustrates how different faculty teach with web-based tools for authoring, annotating, peer editing, and publishing. Purchase a print edition from the University of Michigan Press, or freely read online or download e-book editions at WebWriting.trincoll.edu.

DigitalCultureBooks, an open-access imprint of the University of Michigan Press, http://www.digitalculture.org/books/

Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds., Writing History in the Digital Age (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013), http://www.digitalculture.org/books/writing-history-in-the-digital-age

Jack Dougherty and contributors, On the Line: How Schooling, Housing, and Civil Rights Shaped Hartford and Its Suburbs (open-access book-in-progress, 2015), http://OnTheLine.trincoll.edu

Peter Suber, Open Access (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012), http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/open-access

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011), http://nyupress.org/books/9780814727874/, with open-access peer review edition at MediaCommonsPress, 2009, http://mcpress.media-commons.org/plannedobsolescence/

Naomi S. Baron, Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, Kindle (Oxford University Press, 2014), http://www.amazon.com/Words-Onscreen-Reading-Digital-World/dp/0199315760