2012 Is This Really My Job? (Or, How Digital Publishing Has Changed the Workflow at the Scholarly Press)

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Over the past few years presses have dramatically changed the ways that we create and sell our products—from establishing XML workflows and expanding e-book production and sales to taking on multimedia and digital projects and working with consortia. With restricted resources, this has meant that many press employees have experienced dramatic shifts in their responsibilities, as well as who they work with both inside and outside the press. For some presses, entirely new positions have been created in order to develop and steer new digital initiatives, while at other presses the tasks have been divided amongst existing staff. This panel will examine both strategies, offering insights, practical advice and, we hope, humor, as we discuss the perils encountered in adapting to transformations in the workplace.

Chair: Alan Harvey, Deputy Director and Editor-in-Chief, Stanford University Press

Panelists: Krista Coulson, Digital Publishing Manager, University of Chicago Press

Susan Doerr, Operations Manager, University of Minnesota Press

Please feel free to add notes or responses to the session in this section. You can also post presentation files--find out how.


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