mcmorgan + publishing   38

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)
Fair use by education is being reconsidered in the EU. This also means that CC needs to make inroads.

> It will also mean that every website – even school websites – will have to make sure that they only post images that they have permission to post. And pretty much everyone is going to have to reeducate themselves about what is and is not allowable online.

> It going to be messy, yet the decision also represents a gradual clawing back of previous norms in the internet era. It never made sense that people should be able to take other people's hard work – whether that's music, or video, or articles, or photographs – and do whatever they want with it just because it was possible to do so quickly and easily.
publishing  EU  copyright 
august 2018 by mcmorgan
RISD Experimental Publishing Studio
Yes, a syllabus as a manifesto. As they should be.
publishing  DH  printculture 
february 2015 by mcmorgan
Can Pearson Solve the Rubric's Cube? |e-Literate
Quick! add efficacy to the mission statement. "So we have plenty of reason to believe that Pearson is quite serious about becoming a company whose mission is to deliver educational efficacy, whatever that may mean to them. But that leads us to several more questions. First, does Pearson’s notion of efficacy truly align with the academic community’s ideas of what a good education is supposed to accomplish? And second, will Pearson be successful as a company if they deliver “efficacious” educational products?"
efficacy  publishing  pearson 
january 2014 by mcmorgan
Examining the reuse of open textbooks | Hilton III | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning
Looking at remixing in oers, they find little happening. "As with Duncan (2009), we found that the rates of revision and remix were relatively low. Only 7.5% of textbook adoptions over a two-year period were adoptions of custom books. This indicates that while the ability to revise and remix sounds exciting, the number of those who take advantage of this opportunity is relatively small."
oer  collective  commons  open  publishing  remix  textbook 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
How We Will Read: Clay Shirky
Interview with Shirky on social reading, which point to the how people use what they read. A few side remarks on publishing:"Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense of making something public. That’s not a job anymore. That’s a button. There’s a button that says “publish,” and when you press it, it’s done."
DigitalHumanities  reading  publishing  publishing2.0  digitalpublishing 
april 2012 by mcmorgan
The Pedants’ Revolt: Does The AP’s Killing Of E-Mail Mark A Worrying Escalation?
Ah, techcrunch finally catches some of the Reg's attitude. The Big Deal? The AP finally catches up with the colloquial use of email, cellphone, and smartphone. One more win for the corruption of language.
editing  stylebook  linguistics  #en3177  publishing 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
A tale of two books
Martin Weller on how he composed his latest book: mining, tweeting, shouting, and testing.
publishing  scholarship2.0 
march 2011 by mcmorgan
Why iPad Magazines Are Failing
Good news for open content fans. The problem isn't just subscription charges. The iPad mag is a closed system: can't link in or out, can't share it with others, can't tag it on pinboad or add it to Instapaper. Closed systems - like paper textbooks - are failing.
ipad  publishing  opencontent  oer 
december 2010 by mcmorgan
NSFW: Sarah Palin – How’s That Promotey, Embargoey Stuff Workin’ Out for Ya?
i love this guy, using the Palin Massive as a case study for author and publisher gamesmanship. Palin is all about control, and she's not going to get it from the open press. "Publishers simply don’t have the luxury of controlling the flow of information any more. The idea that they can release thousands of preview copies of a new title, in electronic form, weeks (or even months) ahead of publication and rely on a gentleman’s agreement with the press that their embargo will be respected is simply laughable."
publishing  politics 
november 2010 by mcmorgan
The Ben Franklin Project
From web to print. "The Journal Register Company’s Ben Franklin Project is an opportunity to re-imagine the newsgathering process with the focus on Digital First and Print Last. Using only free tools found on the Internet, the project will – from assigning to editing- create, publish and distribute news content on both the web and in print"
print  publishing  blog  crowdsourcing  opensource  journalism  media 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Hacking the Academy
A BOOK CROWDSOURCED IN ONE WEEK MAY 21-28, 2010. A little thin. More like an academic magazine than a multigraph.
publishing  publishing2.0  publicauthoring  academic  book  blogging  crowdsourcing  DH  academia  collaboration 
june 2010 by mcmorgan
Embracing the digital book — Craig Mod
Superb primer on designing text for devices - with links. Read it
publishing2.0  books  ebooks  teaching  techwriting  ipad  Kindle  publishing 
april 2010 by mcmorgan
Andreessen’s Advice To Old Media: “Burn The Boats”
is longstanding recommendation that they should shut down their print editions and embrace the Web wholeheartedly. “You gotta burn the boats,” he told me, “you gotta commit.” His point is that if traditional media companies don’t burn their own boats, somebody else will.
print  publishing  media  newmedia 
march 2010 by mcmorgan
chofmann's weblog: FLOSS Manuals: Changing the Publishing World One Book at a Time.
The FLOSS Manuals Project wants to change all by bringing open source concepts to publishing. They are engaged in building a platform and community designed to get interesting books published and do it on faster cycles. I recently had a chance to participate in a FLOSS Manual Book Sprint as they worked on a Firefox Manual
booksprints  publishing2.0  publishing 
october 2009 by mcmorgan
Writing Spaces | Readings on Writing
Writing wants to be free. A significant project, but the anti-wiki spin isn't really necessary: "An Alternative to Wiki Textbooks. Some teachers might have thought about participating in other open access textbook projects like Wikibooks, but have not for fear that such work would go unrewarded in tenure and promotion. Writing Spaces' individually authored texts and more traditional proposal and peer review process gives you a line on your CV with direct publication credit for your work.An Alternative to Wiki Textbooks

Some teachers might have thought about participating in other open access textbook projects like Wikibooks, but have not for fear that such work would go unrewarded in tenure and promotion. Writing Spaces' individually authored texts and more traditional proposal and peer review process gives you a line on your CV with direct publication credit for your work." Seems the project is heavily embedded in traditional writing spaces.
publishing  writing  wikibooks  pedagogy  literature  book 
october 2009 by mcmorgan
if:book: a clean well-lighted place for books
"The purpose of this new set of notes is to expand the thinking beyond how a specific text is presented or interacted with. Reading (and writing) do not happen only at the level of the individual work. There is a broad ecology of behaviors, activities and micro-environments that surround each work and our relationship to it -- how things come to be written, how we choose what to read, how we make the purchase, how we share our experience with others. Currently (i.e. toward the end of age of print), that ecology is defined by agent/editor mechanisms of acquisition, sharp delineation between authors and readers, top-down marketing, heavy reliance on big mainstream media to get the word out, the bookshelves that make our books part of our daily life, bookstores and -- yes -- Amazon."
books  ebook  publishing  reading  marketing  ebooks  library2.0 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
Prune That Prose - The Chronicle Review
Another self-castigation about academic prose. Yes, good advice. Yes, a good position to take. But, as usual, the sense of academic prose is over-generalized and stereotyped. As here - "Revision requires making choices, something that academic writing allows you to avoid at all costs. Much of what makes that kind of prose so complicated is that nothing gets left out. Writing for a popular audience, in contrast, forces you to figure out what the hell you're trying to say and come right out with it."

So does writing for an academic audience when you respect that audience enough to bring your argument forward - which Hornstein finally nails when she looks at Graff and gets to writing for freshman.

Read Lanham's theory.
academic  styleguide  prosestyle  writing  publishing 
september 2009 by mcmorgan » Dear publishers: It’s not too late to get a clue!
A few anecdotes about publishers malingering in the pre-digital age. Inky hubris. Makes the alternative of print on demand look good. "Publisher friends, I tell you this because I am your friend; I value your contribution and I like you. I want to work with you. But this is an intervention. You need to look at writers and illustrators as partners and collaborators and treat them as such. It’s time to step up in a spirit of partnership, "
publishing  publishing2.0  freelancing  books  book_culture 
september 2009 by mcmorgan
if:book: a unified field theory of publishing in the networked era
The following is a set of notes, written over several months, in an attempt to weave together a number of ideas that have emerged in the course of the institute's work. I'm hoping for a lot of feedback. If there's enough interest, we'll put this into CommentPress so that the discussion can be more extensive than the blog's comment field.
books  publishing  publishing2.0 
october 2008 by mcmorgan
Publish2 Blog » Reinventing Journalism On The Web: Links As News, Links As Reporting
A cornerstone of journalism has always been reporting what key sources say, put in context and given perspective, alongside reported facts.

It’s time to reinvent that process on the web — make it dynamic — using the fundamental mechanism for connec
link_journalism  publishing  journalism 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
New York Times Embraces Link Journalism - Publishing 2.0
The New York Times has certainly embraced blogging, but it was striking to see in this post from The Lede just how much they’ve embraced link journalism:
publishing  journalism  blogging  publishing2.0  link_journalism 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Readers Not Wanted: Student Writers Fight to Keep Their Work Off the Web -
wants to require those students, like others at West Virginia, to submit their writing projects electronically
publishing  freelancing  academic  scholarship2.0 
may 2008 by mcmorgan
Inheritance and loss? A brief survey of Google Books
sample the Google’s Project, Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy. This book proved a difficult challenge for Google’s approach, suggesting that quality is not automatic
book  publishing  print 
april 2008 by mcmorgan
if:book: borders self-publishing and the idea of vanity
Borders, in partnership with, has launched a comprehensive personal publishing platform.
books  vanitypress  freelancing  publishing  selfpublishing 
february 2008 by mcmorgan
University Publishing in a Digital Age
Commentary version of the Ithaka Report on Univerisity Publishing paper. Contains the original text of the paper and demos how CommentPress works.
erhetoric  library  books  academic  web2.0  newmedia  publishing 
december 2007 by mcmorgan
We Are Smarter Than Me: Home
a Great Experiment in collective authorship, overseen by editors, and written by invite.
wiki  web2.0  publishing  freelancing 
november 2006 by mcmorgan

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