Hybrid Publishing Lab

ACADEMIC PUBLISHING AND COMMUNICATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE

In col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with pu­blis­hers, li­bra­ri­ans, soft­ware de­ve­l­o­pers and aut­hors, Hy­brid Pu­blis­hing is a lab that en­ga­ges with new con­cepts and tech­no­lo­gies in di­gi­tal pu­blis­hing with a par­ti­cu­lar fo­cus on the hu­ma­nities. Em­bed­ding its re­se­arch re­sults in eco­no­mic con­texts, for ex­amp­le by set­ting up a Hy­brid Pu­blis­hing Con­sor­ti­um to con­sult about Open Sour­ce soft­ware so­lu­ti­ons, the Lab both car­ri­es out ap­p­lied ex­pe­ri­ments in pu­blis­hing as well as in­cu­ba­ting new busi­nes­ses. Cen­tral for the lab's pro­jects is the idea of Open Ac­cess re­gar­ding aca­de­mic know­ledge, re­se­arch, and edu­ca­ti­on as well as a strong cu­rio­si­ty about new busi­ness mo­dels in a dis­rup­ti­ve di­gi­tal en­vi­ron­ment.

Projects

HYBRID PUBLISHING CONSORTIUM
In part­nerships with pu­blis­hers and tech­no­lo­gy com­pa­nies the Hy­brid Pu­blis­hing Con­sor­ti­um re­se­ar­ched di­gi­tal de­ve­lop­ments in pu­blis­hing to es­ta­blish an Open Sour­ce soft­ware in­fra­struc­tu­re for small and me­di­um-si­zed en­t­er­pri­ses and uni­ver­si­ty pres­ses. Its fo­cus was to sim­pli­fy the pro­cess of mul­ti-for­mat pu­blis­hing in the aca­de­mic field.
www.consortium.io

EXPERIMENTAL PUBLISHING
Se­veral ex­pe­ri­ments ex­plo­red the un­bound book in the di­gi­tal age: "Book Sprints", a me­thod for col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve wri­ting first de­ve­l­o­ped by Adam Hyde, brought to­ge­ther a group to pro­du­ce a book in 3-5 days; "The Per­so­nal Ar­chi­ve" re­thought our re­la­ti­on to ar­chi­ves in the di­gi­tal era; a co­ope­ra­ti­on with DIE ZEIT trans­formed ana­log learning ma­te­ri­als into a hy­brid for­mat.

HYPER IMAGE
The in­no­va­ti­ve re­se­arch en­vi­ron­ment al­lows any num­ber of de­tails, or sub­re­gi­ons, wi­t­hin an image to be high­ligh­ted and de­scri­bed. It links an­no­ta­ti­ons wi­t­hin a cor­pus to each other, ma­king them ac­ces­si­ble in in­di­ces. In­te­rim re­sults as well as fi­nal ver­si­ons can be com­pi­led at any time as an on­line/​off­line hy­per­me­dia pu­bli­ca­ti­on.
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MESON PRESS
The re­se­arch pro­ject pu­blis­hed re­se­arch on di­gi­tal cul­tu­res and net­wor­ked me­dia to ex­plo­re and ap­p­ly new di­gi­tal pu­blis­hing prac­tices. Its pu­bli­ca­ti­ons chal­len­ged con­tem­pora­ry theo­ries and ad­van­ce de­ba­tes re­la­ted to the Hu­ma­nities in the di­gi­tal age. Pus­hing the boun­da­ries of the book, the press com­bi­ned Open Ac­cess and tho­rough peer re­view with no­vel ap­proa­ches like Book Sprints.
meson.press

CRITICAL KEYWORDS FOR THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES
Initialized by the Hybrid Publishing Lab this vo­ca­bu­la­ry dis­cus­ses and po­si­ti­ons key terms lo­ca­ted at the in­ter­sec­tion of di­gi­ta­liza­t­i­on and the hu­ma­nities in which each key­word gi­ves an over­view of de­ba­tes and dis­cour­ses, daws out in­herent ten­si­ons, and ex­plo­res fu­ture di­rec­ti­ons.
cdckeywords.leuphana.com