Announcement and Call for Idea Exchange for Workshop “Digital Publications in the Humanities”

After receiving a lot of positive feedback on our research data workshop on 1st June this year, we would now like to offer the opportunity for exchange within the MPG Human Sciences Section and together with the Max Planck Digital Library on another topic:

It is a pleasure to announce that we will hold a second digital workshop, this time dedicated to

Digital Publications in the Humanities

on 2nd November 2021 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

The workshop page with the registration form is now also online available on this platform.

Call for Ideas Exchange

So far, we have roughly identified the following topics on which we would like to have an exchange. Nevertheless this collection contains only first ideas and is of course expandable by you:

Technical tools and solutions, software, workflows

  • OCR/Transcribing (Transkribus, …)
  • Publishing of images (IIIF, EasyDB, …)
  • Editors and converters (TEI Publisher, Sciflow, XEditPro…)
  • Text enrichring with Linked Open Reference Data
  • Persistent identifiers (DOI, …)
  • Viewers for texts and images (LENS, …)
  • Cross-referencing (OpenCitations, …)
  • Annotation tools for text and images

Politics, marketing, epistemology, funding, institutions

  • Sustainability/archiving
  • Copyright, second publication law
  • Print vs. digital: Epistemic impact/ potential of digital formats
  • Public outreach/marketing of digital publications
  • Critical editions/monographs vs. miscellenea/journals
  • Open Access and publishers (Ubiquity Press, Edition Open Access, …)
  • Marketing, dissemination
  • Financial models/funding for digital publishing
  • The role of libraries in digital publishing
  • Open Science

If you have questions or comments to this announcement, please contact us.