Collaboration Lab: Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

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Monday, June 12, 3:30–4:45 PM
Facilitators: Jill Shimabukuro, Design and Production Director, University of Chicago Press; Linda Secondari, Creative Director and Principal, Studiolo Secondari

Publishing is in a state of continuous change. Traditional assumptions about what a book is, how it is manufactured, and how it is distributed are disrupted regularly. How does the AAUP's prestigious and venerable book design competition stay relevant in this environment? How can we ensure that the competition reflects the realities of university press publishing? Do we do enough to promote this significant and demanding endeavor beyond our sphere? Come share your opinions and ideas to ensure that the competition stays relevant to and reflects our community and identify actionable ideas to explore and take forward. Those not in Austin will be able to participate via conference line. We will be gathering feedback before the meeting via online survey and voting tools. All attendees are welcome to participate in this discussion. On hand to support the exchange will be task force members Greg Britton, Jeffrey Cohen, Colleen Ellis, Julia Kushnirsky, and Than Saffel.

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