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

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

This event is open to Carleton and St. Olaf Faculty and Staff — Please RSVP to reece@stolaf.edu 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.

1 May 2018 | Open Educational Resources (OERs) and affordable course content

Tuesday, 1 May, 11:45-1:15, Valhalla Room, St. Olaf

Kristi Jensen, Program Development Lead, eLearning Support Initiative, University of Minnesota

Kristi Jensen will discuss the economics of Online Educational Resources (OERs), OER production and adoption strategies, and concrete examples from the University of Minnesota.

This event is sponsored by CURI and co-sponsored by the Future of Publishing series. The Future of Publishing series 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.  

Past Events

18 April 2018 | Cheryl Ball: "Born-Digital Publishing: Publishing and the Public Sphere"

This event will take place on Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 from 11:45-1:15 at the Valhalla Room, St. Olaf

Lunch from the Kings’ Room soup and salad buffet will be provided to attendees
Cheryl Ball, Wayne State University and the editor of Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.
Open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly publishing has been with us in the academy for nearly 25 years, since the advent of the Web and before. Focusing on the particular history of scholarly multimedia publishing, this talk showcases the kinds of multimedia-driven arguments made in some disciplines’ online, academic journals and connects that work to how multimodal composition is taught in the classroom and can be taught to both students and faculty in the future.
 
Cheryl E. Ball is Director of the Digital Publishing Collaborative at Wayne State University Library. Since 2006, Ball has been editor of the online peer-reviewed open-access journal Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, which exclusively publishes digital media scholarship. Her recent research in editorial workflows and digital publishing infrastructures can be found in multiple journals and edited collections, as well as on her personal repository, http://ceball.com. She is the Project Director for Vega, an open-access multimedia academic publishing platform, and serves as the executive director of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. 

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.

13 April, 2018 | Data at Risk: Rescuing Data Before It’s Gone (Hands On!)

This event will be held on Friday, 13 April, from noon to 2pm in the Carleton IdeaLab (Weitz Center 027).

Melinda Kernik, Spatial Data Analyst and Curator at the University of Minnesota
Alicia Kubas, Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian at the University of Minnesota
Dorothea Salo, Faculty Associate at iSchool of the the University of Wisconsin, Madison

This event will be open to Students, Faculty, and Staff of Carleton and St. Olaf. For more information, please see the Full Event Page.

Data is at risk all around us, whether stored in digital format like files and web pages or analog format like cassettes and floppy disks. Come learn about two different kinds of data rescue initiatives where libraries and others are working to combat this issue of disappearing data. Government data at all levels of government is at-risk of disappearing as content is moved or pulled as time passes, links go bad, or government policies change, and this is where the DataRescue project and other government data preservation initiatives were born. Similarly, formats from the recent past are quickly becoming obsolete and inaccessible as technology changes, but libraries are providing ways to recover this information and convert to more stable formats for long-term preservation.

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

5 April 2018 | Marshall Weber: Artistic Publication

Thursday, 5 April, 11:40-12:20, Black Ballroom, St. Olaf

Speaker: Marshall Weber

This event is open to Carleton and St. Olaf faculty and staff. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to reece@stolaf.edu by the afternoon of Monday, April 2nd.

Marshall Weber, artist, curator, educator, and founder of Booklyn, the primary not-for-profit international distributor and publisher of artists’ books, will offer a presentation on artistic publications such as graphic novels, Zines and comics, which have become ubiquitous in the art, literary, and popular culture worlds but are also gaining larger academic recognition as significant sources of info-graphic data and immersive and affective learning experiences. Lunch will be provided.

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

4 April 2018 | Marshall Weber: "Maker Spaces and Artists' Book Makers"

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Center for Art and Dance (CAD), Room 305
3:00-5:00, with a reception to follow.

Marshall Weber is an artist and curator and a co-founder of Booklyn, a nonprofit organization that promotes the creation, research, and distribution of artists’ books.

No RSVP Needed! For more event information, please see the Full Event Page

Marshall Weber will introduce a range of analogically and digitally produced artists’ books and publications that resonate with the culture of the maker movement, including the world’s first entirely 3D printed book by Tom Burtonwood as well as books and artworks by other hybrid multimedia artists. This will be a hands-on interactive presentation with a chance for all participants to both handle and ask any questions about all the artworks and books presented.

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.

1 March 2018 | Public-facing student scholarship in your classroom: a discussion

Thursday, 1 March, noon-1:15, Weitz 136, Carleton College

Join us for lunch and a conversation with your colleagues about course assignments that result in student publishing. No RSVP required.

Come join your Carleton and St. Olaf colleagues to talk about your past or planned course assignments where students create public or semi-public scholarship – blog posts, articles, posters, websites, wikipedia articles, and more. What makes these assignments go well? What are the challenges? Why assign this kind of thing in the first place? How would you like the assignments and resulting student scholarship to evolve? Hear what your colleagues are doing and contribute your own questions and expertise. Pizza lunch provided!

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

22 February 2018 | Wikipedia Hackathon

This event will be held 22 February, 2018, at both Carleton College and St. Olaf College.
It will be open to students from both Carleton and St. Olaf, lunch included.

Carleton Location: Library room 306 (instruction lab) – No registration necessary, just drop in!
St. Olaf Location: DiSCO RML492 – St. Olaf Registration

Come help make Wikipedia a better place, and learn about collaborative publishing in the process! We will start with a brief lesson in the basics of Wikipedia, including how to set up your account and how to add content into articles — no prior knowledge necessary. Then you’ll be set free to add content to articles about Minnesota politicians (focusing on women, people of color, and immigrants). Stay for as long as you can and help share knowledge about Minnesota with the world!

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.

21 February 2018 | Nancy Sims: "What Every Academic Needs to Know about Copyright"

Wednesday, February 21, Black Ballroom, Buntrock Commons, St. Olaf, 11:45-1:15

Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota

Please RSVP to attend this event. This event is open to faculty and staff from Carleton and St. Olaf. A buffet lunch will be served. For more information, please see the Full Event Page.

Join us for another event in the Future of Publishing series, a lunchtime conversation with Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Nancy will field your copyright questions and discuss copyright in the classroom, the rights of authors and creators, and publication contracts. Nancy obtained her library degree from Rutgers and her 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 (CILA) at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching (LTC) at Carleton.

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

For more information, please see the Full Events Page

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.

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

Please RSVP for this event. For more event information, please see the Full Event Page

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

For more information, please see the Full Event Page

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

For more event information, please see the Full Event Page

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

For more event information, please see the Full Event Page

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

For more information, please see the Full Event Page

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"

For more event information, please see the Full Event Page

Come visit the Gould Library Lobby and see an exhibit of books and material about the process of creating a comic.

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 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.