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DPLAfest 2017—the fourth major gathering of the Digital Public Library of America’s broad community—will take place on April 20-21, 2017 in Chicago at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit the DPLA website.
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Friday, April 21 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Improving the Discovery and Use of Scholarly Ebooks (JSTOR Labs)

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Monographs are increasingly making the print-to-digital shift that journals started twenty years ago, but many online platforms for monographs arguably do not take full advantage of the digital environment. In October 2016, JSTOR Labs, an experimental platform development group at JSTOR, convened a group of scholars, librarians, and publishers to unpack the design issues around the presentation of digital monographs. The group proposed a set of principles for reimagining the presentation of monographs in order to improve the user experience and increase the value of ebooks to scholars and students. The proposed talk will introduce these principles, which are outlined in a new white paper (https://labs.jstor.org/download/ReimaginingtheMonographWhitePaper-DRAFT+FOR+COMMENT-2016-12-12.pdf), and will address discovery, evaluation, and interoperability challenges of the current scholarly ebook landscape. The presentation will also include a demonstration of a new, open-source prototype that the JSTOR Labs group has designed: a topic-based navigational aid for monographs called "Topicgraph."

Speakers
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Alex Humphreys

Director, JSTOR Labs, JSTOR
Alex Humphreys (twitter: @abhumphreys) is Director, JSTOR Labs at ITHAKA. The JSTOR Labs team works with partner publishers, libraries and scholars to create experimental tools for research and teaching. Alex has twenty years of experience creating digital tools, products and bus... Read More →
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Ron Snyder

Technical Lead, JSTOR Labs
Technical Lead, JSTOR Labs



Friday April 21, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Chicago Authors Room 7th Floor

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