Monthly Archives: May 2010

Reading on an iPad

There’s a very useful review of some of the various ebook apps available for the iPad by Glenn Fleishman over at TidBITS. It’s well worth a look.

Reading Books on the iPad: iBooks, Kindle, and GoodReader

Here’s part one of their two part video demo:


And here’s part two:


Posted by Tony Sanfilippo, Ohio State University Press

Some workshop details

We have a great list of presenters for the June workshop, and an equally fascinating audience. It will be a very diverse audience, ranging from those working full-time on electronic publishing issues to others anxious to make their first foray into the field. For this reason it is going to be tough to balance the depth of presentations. To help address this I’m going to use this blog to post some general background information in the coming weeks, including a glossary of common terms. I’ll also call upon the experts in the audience to help out wherever possible, making this a truly collaborative workshop.

Our speakers include:

  • Kate Davey (BiblioVault)
  • Karen Hill (Michigan)
  • Laura Cerruti (California)
  • Frank Smith (Cambridge)
  • Anh Bui (Highwire)
  • Monica McCormick (NYU)
  • Michael Jensen (NAP)

(Also make sure to check out Michael’s session on Hyperabundance during the main meeting. I suspect he’ll be using the Open Space approach — a first for the annual meeting. Can’t wait to see what this turns up.)

Posted by Alan Harvey, Stanford University Press

Electronic Publishing Workshop

Many of you will have seen notices about the Electronic Publishing in a Nutshell Workshop before the AAUP Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Initial response to the workshop was pretty dramatic, with us very quickly reaching our planned capacity. So we increased the room size and continued to get new registrants. This past weekend, with us again reaching capacity, we closed off registration and began to take waitlist applicants.

But that still didn’t quash interest in the workshop, and the waitlist mushroomed. So this morning we have yet again increased our size limit, and re-opened registration for AAUP members.

It is clear that this topic is central to the thoughts of most presses and we’ll do what we can to get materials from the workshop available on the Wiki and linked on this blog. For those of you unable to attend the workshop, I urge you to look through the program for the main meeting. You’ll see many, many sessions devoted to individual electronic publishing topics.

For those attending, I’ll post the speaker line-up and schedule tomorrow morning. See you in Salt Lake.

Posted by Alan Harvey, Stanford University Press