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'The Sustainable Scholarly Edition' Symposium

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Old Divinity School

St John's College

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The Sustainable Scholarly edition

The scholarly edition is currently in a state of flux. Academics are increasingly focused on the advantages of the digital in their research projects, in terms of the subjects and methods of their research, but also in their outputs. Digital methods liberate research from the constraints of the printed page, and whilst this poses challenges to the institutional ability to support these methods, perhaps more significantly it also challenges traditional publishing workflows and therefore the publishing industry’s investment in this area. This is a crucial industry sector for Arts, Humanities and Social Science engagement and by bringing together University and publishers, and convening a multidisciplinary panel of researchers, this event offers Cambridge researchers the opportunity to influence the direction of the market.

Creating digital content that engages the wider public in meaningful and innovative ways is crucial, and it is expected that this facilitated workshop will deliver improved mechanisms for the dissemination of our researchers’ work through enhanced partnerships with field-leading publishers, while providing commercial partners with insights into potentially profitable models. In combining the discrete knowledge bases of researchers/publishers fluent in the priorities of digital editions of musical and literary texts, the best-practice models from each discipline and the associated publishing houses can be shared in a manner that produces new understanding and improved working methods for both the researchers and the companies in question.


Day 1: The digital scholarly edition

Monday, 30 September 2019

10:15–10:45: Registration & coffee

10:45–11:00: Welcome and introduction

11:00–12:45: Session 1 – What constitutes a publisher?
An opportunity to demonstrate the growing variety of scholarly edition publishers such as:
–– Conventional/commercial publisher
–– Library/University
–– Big/Small Tech/Software Development Companies

12:45–13:30: LUNCH

13:30–15:00: Session 2 – What constitutes a digital edition?
Short presentations from projects that demonstrate the breadth of the scholarly edition and the material they are creating and publishing in the digital age.

15:00–16:00: Session 3 – What are the current challenges for publishers?
Presentations from conventional publishers on the challenges of the digital edition and an opportunity to share any initiatives to tackle these, taking a what works/doesn’t work aproach.

16:00–16:15: BREAK

16:15–17:30: Session 4 – Digital economies
A discussion panel exploring digital economies in which we hope to hear from some of the relevant funders and policy makers.

17:30pm–19:00: RECEPTION


Day 2. Methodologies & Models

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

09:30–10:00: Registration/coffee

10:00–11:45: Session 5 – Trends in methodologies and technology (part one)
Lightning talks that provide an overview of the underpinning methodologies and technologies of current scholarly editions, including:
–– Interoperability – IIIF
–– Multi-media – Creating and embedding
–– Visualisations & Interactivity
–– Encoding – TEI and MEI
–– Text & Data Mining
–– Citations/referencing/embedding/annotations
–– Crowd sourcing
–– Platforms and portals

11:45–12:00: BREAK

12:00–13:00: Session 6 – Trends in methodologies and technology (part two)
A discussion panel that provides a lens on the specific area of Text & Data Mining.

13:00–14:00: LUNCH

14:00–16:00: Session 7 – Models and markets
A session that establishes and explores what we have learned over the course of the symposium, providing an opportunity to suggest potential new models and markets for the scholarly edition.

16:00–16:30: Round-up/close

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