About the Series

The Future of Publishing series will be held during the 2017-2018 academic year. Open to faculty and staff from Carleton and St. Olaf, the series will address forces likely to shape publishing in the coming years. These include new venues for born-digital publishing, growing acceptance of open access and open educational resources, digital publishing as a pedagogical tool, the challenges of navigating copyright and reuse, and the ethical questions underlying information access and preservation. The series is organized by the Carleton and St. Olaf Libraries, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant, and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching (LTC) at Carleton.

Upcoming Events

7 December 2017 | "South Asia Open Archives: A Cooperative Library Project to make South Asia Content Freely Accessible"

Thursday, December 7, noon-1:30, Leighton 304, Carleton College

Mary Rader, Assistant Director for Research and the South Asian Studies Liaison Librarian, UT-Austin
Judy Alspach, Area Studies Program Manager, CRL

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Mary Rader (South Asia Librarian and Head of the Fine Arts, Humanities and Global Studies Engagement Team, University of Texas at Austin) and Judy Alspach (Area Studies Program Manager, Center for Research Libraries) describe the mission and accomplishments of the South Asia Open Archives (SAOA), a recently constituted collaborative effort to digitize and make openly accessible research material from and about South Asia. SAOA currently has 23 member libraries in North America and South Asia, and aims to include its members in decision-making about the project. In their December 7 discussion at Carleton, Rader and Alspach will explore how material from South Asia has been collected and digitized by libraries, scholars, and vendors and how SAOA is working to provide important resources to the research community in a thoughtful and principled way.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

February 2018 | Wikipedia Editathon

This event will be held in mid-February, 2018, at Carleton College. It will be open to students from both Carleton and St. Olaf.

More information will be coming soon!

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

20 February 2018 | Nancy Sims: Copyright, Authors' Rights, and Publication Contracts

Tuesday, February 20, St. Olaf [time and location tbd]

Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota

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Nancy Sims will lead a working lunch on copyright in the classroom, authors’ rights, and navigating publication contracts. Nancy obtained a library degree from Rutgers and a law degree from the University of Michigan, where she also worked as an instructional technology librarian. As the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota, Nancy advocates for policies and practices that support sustainable scholarship, democratic information access, and wide public cultural participation. She blogs at Copyright Librarian and tweets @CopyrightLibn.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant, and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

February 2018 | Course Assignments Involving Student Publishing

This event will be held in late February at Carleton College, and will be open to faculty and staff from both Carleton and St. Olaf

We will gather to learn from each other’s experiences assigning student publishing an outcome of coursework. More details coming soon!

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

April 2018 | Data Refuge Event

This event will be held in early April at Carleton College and will be open to Students, Faculty, and Staff of Carleton and St. Olaf.

More information will be available soon.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

April 2018 | Born-Digital Publishing: Publishing and the Public Sphere

This event will take place in mid-April at St. Olaf, and will be open to faculty and staff from both Carleton and St. Olaf

More information coming soon!

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

26 April 2018 | Gregory Crane, "On the Future of the Book as Material Object"

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:20 – 12:40, Sun Ballroom, St. Olaf

Gregory Crane, Professor of Classics and Winnick Family Chair of Technology and Entrepreneurship, Tufts University

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Description coming soon.

This event is generously supported by O.C. and Patricia Boldt Chair of Humanities, in conjunction with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant.

Past Events

31 October 2017 | Chris Wells: "Weighing Digital Pedagogy & Publishing for Tenure and Promotion"

Tuesday, 31 October, 11:45 – 1:15, Valhalla Room, St. Olaf

Chris Wells, Professor of Environmental Studies, Macalester College

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Chris Wells is Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalester College, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching and directs the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

18 October 2017 | John Fea: "Publication, Public Scholarship, and Blogging"
John Fea, Professor of History, Messiah College

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John Fea, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, will discuss the possibilities, challenges, and pitfalls of blogging as scholarship and as a mode of public engagement. Fea blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. His publications include The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011), Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (Baker Academic, 2013), and The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford, 2016).

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and the Harold H. Ditmanson Chair in Religion at St. Olaf, and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

6-7 October 2017 | Student Event: 24-Hour Comic Day

Friday through Saturday, starting at 5pm on 6 October, DiSCO, St. Olaf

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As part of the Future of Publishing Series, St. Olaf will host a 24 Hour Comics Day challenge October 6th and 7th, 2017, open to all Carleton and St. Olaf students.
The basic premise of the challenge, an annual international event celebrating sequential art, is this: complete 24-pages in 24-hours.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

5 October 2017 | David Huyck: "Pictures, Panels, and Pages: Building Blocks for Comics"
David Huyck, Carleton College

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David Huyck will discuss the foundations and process for making comics and for visual storytelling in general, as well as ways to publish your sequential art. David Huyck (pronounced “Hike”) likes to draw and make stuff, especially books for children and their grown-ups. David has made many comics from a single panel, to 16-page “ash-can” comics, on up to 370 panels across 80 pages. See his comics, picture book illustrations, and more at davidhuyck.com. Find books he has illustrated in Catalyst.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.

4 October 2017 | Born-Digital Publishing Platforms
Susan Doerr, Assistant Director of University of Minnesota Press
Charles Watkinson, Director of University of Michigan Press
Karil Kucera, Professor of Art History and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College; Editorial Board Member, Lever Press

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Susan Doerr and Charles Watkinson will discuss born-digital publishing platforms and initiatives underway at their presses. Watkinson will introduce Lever Press, a publisher of open access, born-digital scholarly monographs, and Fulcrum, the digital platform in which Lever Press titles will be published. Doerr will introduce Manifold, a digital environment jointly developed by the University of Minnesota Press and the Digital Scholarship Center at the CUNY Graduate Center to present interactive, media-rich publications. Karil Kucera, a member of the Lever Press editorial board, will facilitate the conversation.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant, and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching (LTC) at Carleton.

2 October - 6 October, 2017 | Exhibit: "Building Blocks of Comics"
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<blockquote>Come visit the Gould Library Lobby and see an exhibit of books and material about the process of creating a comic.</blockquote>
<span style=”font-size: small;”>This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.</span>
20 September - 15 October 2017 | Display: Recent Works of Sequential Art

Wednesday 20 September – Monday 10 October, Rolvaag Memorial Library Atrium, St. Olaf

Located in the atrium of Rolvaag Library, the display features a selection of comics, visual narratives, and graphic novels published in the past five years. Can’t make it to Rolvaag, or want more information about the titles on display? View the items in Catalyst, the shared library catalog of Carleton and St. Olaf.

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant, cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts (CILA) at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton. Special thanks to Sara Payne and Ezra Plemons.