THATcamp Publishing

Constellation A: Sunday, October 30, 9:00AM – 5:00PM
(Breakfast in Harborview: 8:00 – 9:00AM)

THATCamp Publishing will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Baltimore, MD, all day on Sunday, October 30th. Doors will open at 8am for breakfast and badge pickup, with the first all-important scheduling session beginning at 9am, and things will wind up around 5pm. The next day, the 2011 Digital Library Fall Forum will get under way. There will be a suggested donation of $20 per person to help defray costs of coffee and breakfast, but you can participate for free if you like.

New structures, tools, and services for scholarly publishing require new discussion venues and the development of new communities to nurture these discussions. THATCamp Publishing represents just such an experiment in community development. By creating a meeting place that brings together colleagues from libraries, publishing, museums, archives, and digital humanities centers, we hope to stimulate blue-sky thinking and pragmatic skill sharing in support of new forms of scholarly communication. To this end, the unconference is open to publishers, librarians, faculty and student scholars, archivists, museum professionals, interested amateurs, technologists, administrators, and funders from the nonprofit and for-profit sectors — any and all who want to advance scholarly publishing in and for a digital age.

Sessions and speakers will be developed and decided by the community. Rather than the standard conference presentation, your particular session can take any of a number of casual and collaborative formats. Possible topics of discussion include:

• What kind of scholarly publishing do we need right now? What are you trying to do? What projects seem promising to you?
• Assessing, developing, coordinating, and publicizing publishing services
• New approaches, techniques, collaborations
• Project management
• What is your experience with external services and software packages for publishing?
• What’s next in scholarly publishing?
• Doing design, usability, publicity, and other things on the cheap
• Social media and scholarly publishing
• Skills and training: who in your shop does what? How have you advertised, recruited, and trained?
• Best practices in writing agreements with authors or editors

We will accept the first 75 registrants; anyone who registers after that will be placed on a wait list in case of cancellations.

Session Resources
Notes, Google Docs, Discussions

THATcamp Organizers

Amanda French, THATCamp Coordinator, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Her primary professional interest is in teaching digital methods to the next generation of humanities scholars. She has pursued this interest both for the Digital History Across the Curriculum project at NYU and as a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow at NCSU. She earned her doctorate in English from the University of Virginia in 2004, where she encoded texts in TEI for the Rossetti Archive and the Electronic Text Center.

Shana Kimball
is Interim Head of MPublishing, the primary academic publishing division of the University of Michigan. In this role, she develops and promotes new publishing initiatives, in collaboration with scholars, publishers, librarians, and technologists. Shana is Editor of The Journal of Electronic Publishing, and Editor-at-Large for digitalculturebooks, an imprint of the University of Michigan Press in digital humanities and new media studies. She is also a member of the steering group of Open Humanities Press, an international publishing collective in critical and cultural theory. She holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Michigan.

Kevin S. Hawkins, Head of Digital Publishing Production, University Library, University of Michigan

Monica McCormick
, Program Officer for Digital Scholarly Publishing, New York University

Mike Furlough is Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications at Penn State University. Joining Penn State in 2006 from the University of Virginia, he leads content stewardship services to support the life cycle of scholarly production, including curation, publication, preservation and outreach to researchers. He is also one of the organizers of the Taiga Forum, held in conjunction with this DLF Forum.

Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library, where she is responsible for scholarly communication, publishing initiatives, and making rare items from special collections available to the world through digitization. She loves information almost as much as Fluevog shoes, and thinks academic libraryland is ripe for a revolution. You can find her online at and in most social networks as Jambina.

Joan F. Troyano is a Research Assistant Professor at George Mason University. At the Center for History and New Media, she is working with the PressForward initiative to explore and produce the best means for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the vast expanse of scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph. She holds a PhD in American Studies from George Washington University.

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