save the afternoon of Friday, January 17, 2014 to meet Dr. Korey
Jackson, the new Gray Chair for Innovative Library Services at OSU Libraries
will give a presentation on the future of Digital Publishing at OSU at 1:30 pm
in the Willamette Rooms on the third floor of The Valley Library. His talk will
be followed by a reception in the staff lounge.
are most welcome to attend!
Slipstreaming: The Future of Digital Publishing at OSU
Innovation is a tricky
thing, a delicate balance between making something new and making something
compatible…or at least something that makes sense to potential users.
This talk will explore the balance of innovation as it relates to digital
publishing at OSU. What publishing innovations are possible? What innovations
are actually good ideas? And what areas invite collaboration with external
As a way of answering
these questions, Korey will also address a close metaphorical counterpart to
innovation: the slipstream. Slipstreams are those spaces directly behind a pack
leader where resistance is at its lowest and forward motion is at its most
efficient. It’s not a perfect metaphor, but it can help us to see what’s
possible when we adopt early, implement, and improve the innovations of others.
Specific topics include:
PressBooks (a WordPress-based platform for digital book publication) and
development of APIs (application programming interfaces) for books, mobile
development and mobile-first publishing, and the range of inter-institutional
and inter-organizational publishing collaborations available to OSU Libraries