Alexandra will present as part of the session, "Interactive Scholarly Works and Enhanced eBooks: Challenges and Emerging Solutions".
Here is the session abstract:
Scholars are stretching the boundaries of eBooks to create more dynamic, interactive, and media-rich works, which presents certain challenges for publishers. Stanford University Press and Michigan Publishing will demonstrate examples such as Enchanting the Desert, When Melodies Gather, and A Mid-Republican House from Gabii, while describing their experiences, including new workflows and systems. The CLOCKSS Archive will discuss preservation approaches, including options such as Webrecorder and emulation. In these projects, authors have taken the lead to create customized environments, including multimedia assets, 3-dimensional models, and external applications. The publishers have had to find working practices to support these unique products. Establishing replicable, scalable approaches for managing these works, and a sustainable business model, are challenges. Funding from the Mellon Foundation is supporting university presses to publish cutting-edge scholarly works. Together with additional university presses, a community of colleagues is collaborating to find solutions.