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Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship

Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship


Our Digital Platforms for Multimedia Scholarship will be both an in-person event at the Graduate Center (CUNY) and an online livestreamed event. The livestream will start here a few minutes before the event:

What is a digital "book"? What does it mean to publish and read online in a time when more and more people read on their devices? How does this effect/enhance scholarly writing? How do digital tools and platforms address the shift in the way knowledge is being acquired and disseminated in the classroom, nationally and internationally?

Scalar is a pioneering platform that offers scholars the tools to author media-rich online publications. These publications can contain streaming video, audio, interactive maps, graphs, tags, etc., and are already being used for dissertations and being published by university presses. Alexei Taylor, a digital interface designer, has worked with the platform for five years with students, faculty, presses, archives, and museums to explore how online tools can shape the present and pave the way for the future of academic publishing. 

Join us for a live demo and discussion with Alexei Taylor and Diana Taylor (NYU), moderated by Jessie Daniels (The Graduate Center).

Refreshments will be provided. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. 

This event is co-sponsored by Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate CenterThe Futures Initiative and JustPublics@365.



Indiana University will be hosting at the same day and time a workshop on OMEKA - another digital platform for DH. You can call it coincidence - but maybe it is not.


Sounds great, Olga! We will be sure to follow up with the recording of this livestream so that it could be used as a resource for the HASTAC community that cannot watch it in realtime.

We at the Futures Initaitive are very excited about the potentials of Neatline, an Omeka plugin that is a GIS tool. I hope you have a great workshop!



We are going to record it as well. These workshops are great help to our DH projects. I hope you have a great workshop too!