Category Archives: publishing

Some Thoughts on Digitizing the Stage

I attended the Digitizing the Stage conference, jointly between the Bodleian libraries and Folger Shakespeare library. A basic storify exists here for the various tweets. A mix of performance, textual, makers, and doers, this was a chance to consider the needs of archives, scholars and the data for ongoing scholarship. I noticed a disenchantment with […]

Ambient Literature on Voices inside Head

The Ambient Literature’s blog has an interesting post on it about hearing voices, “Ambient Literature, Voices Inside Your Head?“. I like, and need to ruminate on, the notion of Noise but the checklist is inviting.

The Audio Paper format announced in Seismograf

The Sound Studies Lab posted some recent work about Audio Papers that was published in Seismograf. A short overview might be The purpose of the audio paper is to extend the written academic text: to present discussions and explorations of a certain argument or problem in sound. I’m interested in this as I have had […]

Here, hear – exploring the city with Here Active Listening

I was lucky enough to get a set of Here Active Listening buds from DopplerLabs. The buds are a set of small digital signal processors (DSP) that sit in the ears. They are about the size an in-ear bud and sit snugly in the ear canal (with changeable rubber seats) that are paired by Bluetooth […]

British Library’s great moment with Magna Carta

Earlier this month, the British Library was able to bring the surviving manuscripts of the Magna Carta together. A ballot was held to allow 1215 people to view them but the Library have now posted pictures of the event online. There is a chance to see a couple of the manuscripts at the forthcoming Magna […]

Future of Editing – Dorothy Richardson and Stream of Consciousness

This week’s seminar was from Scott McCracken on Dorothy Richardson and editing Stream of Consciousness. Collection is a work in progress. “the psychological sentence of the feminine gender” Woolf about Richardson. Called individual editions the chapter volumes, seen as part of a wider work. Publishers were keen to end the series. Posthumous MS incorporated. Richardson […]

Future of Editing – Editing a prolific author

Joanne Shattock talking on Margaret Oliphant (Gutenberg books). at the Future of Editing seminar series. Notes are unedited. MO => literary historian, novel and critic. Undertaken with Elizabeth Jay. What is the basis of selection? Are excerpts legitimate for large collections of work? MO was a professional woman of letters, attained status as a writer. […]

Future of Editing – Philip Carter of the ODNB

Today’s Future of Editing talk was by Philip Carter from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Notes have not been edited. 10 years of the publication of the ODNB in September. Wants to think about changing and curating text as part of editorial process. Sections: New content; curating; new ways of using for scholarship & […]

Future of Editing – some reflections on Nicole Pohl on Sarah Scott

The seminar in today’s The Future of Editing series, “An Editor’s duty is indeed that of most danger’ (Piozzi): editing Sarah Robinson Scott“, by Nicole Pohl that the Bodleian Digital Library Systems and Services is holding at the Oxford e-Research Centre was a thought provoking one in terms the questions raised a series of points […]

Publishers are not superfluous

I  saw this tweet via @tomabba who is doing some excellent and exciting stuff with digital books. In my mind, it epitomises the arrogance coming from the ill-educated about publishing and what publishers do: Oh, piss off, Matt Yglesias. Piss. Right. Off. pic.twitter.com/TP4Qu6Ca88 — iucounu (@iucounu) October 22, 2014   Yes, the times, they are […]