[tei-council] proposal for a Scholarly Publishing SIG
Daniel Paul O'Donnell
daniel.odonnell at gmail.com
Mon Jun 22 12:47:26 EDT 2009
Yes. And as David knows, also active planning in the AAUP for work that
might touch on ours. Still very much in the early "I wonder if we
shouldn't take up contact" stage rather than anything concrete.
David Sewell wrote:
> [I am just back from a week of vacation, so I am catching up on
> work-related email.]
> I will certainly be actively involved in this SIG. I would be willing to
> be a Council liaison (more than one might not hurt?).
> There are a number of parties with special interest in the projects and
> possible deliverables that the SIG is addressing. It may be both a
> technical and a political challenge to satisfy all their needs.
> Scholarly publishing has different conventions in different geographical
> regions, as well as in different disciplines.
> In the North American context, there is some overlap between the
> nonprofit scholarly publishing world (e.g. Association of American
> University Presses) and the for-profit world (Society for Scholarly
> Publishing), but points of disagreement and contention as well.
> On Sun, 21 Jun 2009, Susan Schreibman wrote:
>> Many thanks for your constructive comments on this SIG proposal. It
>> sounds from the conversation that this SIG is a winner.
>> The concerns raised, that this not simply cover print publication, but
>> web-based publication was flagged to the SIG proposer. In fact, Laurent
>> and I are aware of another possible SIG that is interested in developing
>> a schema for web-based publication. Laurent and I asked the proposers to
>> see if they could combine into one, but it seemed they were not able to
>> find enough common ground (I'm not sure why).
>> I will, however, take your comments back to Kenneth:
>> 1) that Council encourages this SIG to consider both print and online
>> publication in its schema development;
>> 2) that several members of Council have suggested that a meeting be held
>> in Europe on this matter (I'll forward the individual suggestions)
>> The only other item is the Council liaison. I'm not sure how a liaison
>> was chosen in the past, or if there can be more than one. Laurent --
>> perhaps you can help me with this one.
>> Please also let me know if I have missed any points to convey to Kenneth.
>> Elena Pierazzo wrote:
>>>>> In any case we need to have a TEI customization for publishing. I
>>>>> would be ready to organise (or Oxford ?) a meeting on this side of the
>>>>> Atlantic with European publishers...
>>>> Sounds very interesting -- count me in.
>>> Definitely interesting: we (CCH) have and are using TEI for both web and
>>> print publication, and I'm sure that the publishers we work with (CUP,
>>> Boydell & Brewer, OUP) would be very interested to participate. And me,
>>> of course.
Daniel Paul O'Donnell
Associate Professor of English
University of Lethbridge
Chair and CEO, Text Encoding Initiative (http://www.tei-c.org/)
Co-Chair, Digital Initiatives Advisory Board, Medieval Academy of America
President-elect (English), Society for Digital Humanities/Société pour l'étude des médias interactifs (http://sdh-semi.org/)
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