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Workshops to focus on digital publishing, undergraduate writing

By Leslie King | Emory Report | Jan. 25, 2013

Two events on digital publishing for faculty, students and authors of all kinds will be held on campus Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Friday, Feb. 1.

Symposium on digital publication, undergraduate research, and writing

On Jan. 29, Atlanta-area teachers will meet in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library for the Emory Symposium on Digital Publication, Undergraduate Research, and Writing. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

A series of panels will feature speakers with experience at developing program and campus cultures of innovative digital pedagogy. This event is co-sponsored by the Emory College Writing Program, Emory's Office of Information Technology, and Emory University Libraries.

The half-day event is free, including lunch, but participants must register

"We're really excited to have such a great panel of experts from Atlanta and beyond, to discuss their innovative digital composition and publishing pedagogy," says David Morgen, assistant director, Emory Writing Center.

Contact David Morgen for more information. 

University publishing now and in the future

The Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) hosts Shana Kimball of MPublishing, the publishing arm of the University of Michigan Library, on Feb. 1  for "The Landscape of University-Based Publishing."

Kimball will give a public presentation at 10 a.m. in the Woodruff Library's Research Commons, which is on the third floor. The public is invited to hear her perspective on the present and future of library and university publishing.

Brian Croxall, digital humanities strategist at DiSC, says Kimball has been asked to talk about the landscape of university-based publishing—digital and otherwise, taking university presses as a point of departure.  

She is expected to address different models for publishing that are coming into being, how are they being institutionalized and supported, and what efforts exist for coordination among campuses and libraries for this work, Croxall says.  

Kimball will also be visiting the Woodruff Library to consult on digital publishing at Emory.