From Dissertation to First Book with Ken Wissoker and Kalle Westerling

By Kalle Westerling|November 27, 2017|Event Recap|0 comments

In the Thursday Dialogue, “From Dissertation to First Book,” Ken Wissoker (Editorial Director of Duke University Press and Director of Intellectual Publics at the Graduate Center) in conversation with Kalle Westerling (Futures Initiative Fellow) discussed best practices for doctoral students who intend to turn their dissertations into books. Drawing on Ken’s long-standing expertise in academic publishing, the conversation touched on a variety of topics: What is the difference between a

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Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Launches

By Allison Guess|September 30, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Congratulations to the Open Library of Humanities on their launch! From their website: The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. Our mission is to

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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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