Information Studies


Electronic Publishing


The following is the schedule for the last academic year and will be subject to change as several of the sessions are reliant on external guest speakers. It is added here to give you an idea of what to expect.

  • Session 1: More than just the web: broadening definitions of Electronic Publishing
  • Session 2: (so-called) Web 2.0-3.0 and the Semantic Web
  • Session 3: E-Books, e-paper, e-reading
  • Session 4: The shift to open access publishing
  • Session 5: Digitisation, preservation, and scholarly collections

Reading Week

  • Session 6: Metadata, sustainability and re-use
  • Session 7: Case study and field trip to the Wellcome Collection
  • Session 8: Usability and User Centred Design
  • Session 9: What happens to web content? Moving from an idea to an online scholarly resource
  • Session 10: Open Access, Open Science and Open Data
  • Student presentations

Background Reading

Busa, Roberto. (1980). 'The Annals of Humanities Computing: The Index Thomisticus', in Computers and the Humanities 14:83-90. (available via UCL library electronic resources)

Deegan and Tanner (2002) Digital Futures: Strategies for the Information Age. Facet, London. Feather, J. (2003) Communicating knowledge : publishing in the 21st century. Munich, K.G.Saur.

Morrison, A. et al. (2000). 'Creating and Documenting Electronic Texts'. Oxford Text Archive. Arts and Humanities Data Service.

Schreibmann, S. Seimens, R. and Unsworth, J. (2004) A Companion to Digital Humanities. Oxford Blackwell

Schreibmann, S. and Seimens, R. (2008) A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Oxford Blackwell

Schreibmann, S. Seimens, R. and Unsworth, J. (2016) A New Companion to Digital Humanities, Wiley Blackwell.

The Journal of Electronic Publishing, University of Michigan Press.