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The Digital Humanities: Publishing in a Digital Environment

Publishing in the Digital Age

Anvil Academic   is a scholarly publisher of born-digital and born-again-digital research in the humanities. We have two key goals: to support complex forms of scholarly argument in a digital context and to bring editorial and institutional legitimacy to this scholarship. In other words, we are helping to make digital scholarship and helping to make this scholarship count.

Digital Culture Books. digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and digital humanities. We began in 2006 as a partnership between MLibrary and the Press, taking advantage of the skills and expertise of staff throughoutMichigan Publishing. Our primary goal is to be an incubator for new publishing models in the humanities and social sciences. 

The Future of Digital Publishing (HASTAC 2011 Conference) Three of the most imaginative theorists and practitioners of digital publishing describe their activities and perspectives on the digital frontier. Phil Pochoda (chair), University of Michigan;  Tara McPherson, University of Southern California: Editor of the born-digital, multimedia journal, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular;  Dan Cohen, George Mason University: Author/editor of several books on scholarly digital publishing, and influential blogger at,  Richard Eoin Nash: Founder of Cursor, a site to coordinate a portfolio of online, membership publishing communities, including Red Lemonade, a pop-lit-alt-cult operation.

Institute for the Future of the Book  "We're a small think-and-do tank investigating the evolution of intellectual discourse as it shifts from printed pages to networked screens. There are independent branches of Institute in New York, London and Brisbane. The New York branch is affiliated with the Libraries of New York University."

Media Commons Press An in-development feature of MediaCommons, promoting the digital publication of texts in the field of media studies, ranging from article- to monograph-length.

Omeka A free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. "Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog."

Open Humanities Press  Publishes open access e-books: "Open Humanities Press is an international, scholar-led open access publishing collective whose mission is to make leading works of contemporary critical thought available worldwide."

Public Knowledge Project    PKP is a multi-university initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality and reach of scholarly publishing.

Scalar  "Born-digital, open source, media-rich scholarly publishing that’s as easy as blogging." A product of the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at the University of Southern California.  

University of California eScholarship    eScholarship provides Open-Access scholarly publishing services to the University of California and delivers a dynamic research platform to scholars worldwide. Powered by the California Digital Library.