Recap of F.I. Open Session “How ProQuest Fits in with the Changing Dissertation Landscape”

By Michael Dorsch|December 17, 2014|Event Recap, Reflection|0 comments

On December 1, 2014 the Futures Initiative along with JustPublics@365 and the Mina Rees Library at The Graduate Center, CUNY, hosted a discussion with Austin McLean, Director of Scholarly Communication and Dissertations Publishing at ProQuest®. Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian at the Mina Rees Library, opened the discussion with a look back at how the Graduate Center has historically dealt with the publication and archiving of dissertations. A Short Timeline of

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Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship: Reflections on Our Panel with Jessie Daniels, Alexei Taylor, and Diana Taylor

By Michael Dorsch|December 4, 2014|FI Events, Reflection|0 comments

On November 21, the Futures Initiative hosted a panel on digital publication and multimedia scholarship. Jessie Daniels was joined by Alexei Taylor and Diana Taylor to discuss their use of various digital publishing platforms in their research collaborations. What is a digital “book”? Alexei and Diana posed this question at the beginning of the discussion. Diana, who has been working on digital publishing projects for 14 years, said that in

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