Navigating the Digital Publishing Landscape: Integrating Media, Narrative, and Technology in Multimodal Scholarship

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PRIMA: Pedagogical Repository for Italian Media Activities

When: March 30, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122A, 1100 E. 57th Street, Chicago, IL, and online
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Dr. Cosette Bruhns Alonso, PhD ’20, will present on multimodal scholarly publications.

Multimodal scholarly publications can offer unique affordances over traditional print publishing formats by enabling authors to embed digital tools and/or data, as well as media-rich enhancements seamlessly in their project narrative. Academic presses including Stanford University Press, MIT Press, and University of Michigan Press have already published a significant number of open access, born-digital monographs. Several other academic presses are actively acquiring digital publications, raising new questions and considerations for prospective authors, including how academic presses are approaching digital publication acquisitions, development processes, and project choices. Additionally, which academic presses are seeking digital publications and what does a proposal for a digital monograph look like?

This talk will introduce the landscape of digital scholarly publishing with a focus on considerations for proposing, designing, and developing multimodal born-digital and hybrid scholarly publications. The conversation will address digital publishing platform choices and the time, cost, and labor involved in their creation and preservation. It will also address how academic presses are establishing practices for the creation, review, preservation, and discoverability of digital publications in partnership with library resources and knowledge in technology, copyright, and discoverability.

This event will include closed captioning generated by automatic speech recognition. To request other accommodations, please contact as soon as possible, but no less than 5 business days before the event.

Co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Library, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and the Department of Art History.

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