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Thursday, March 17 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Beyond PDF: Using Wordpress to create dynamic, multimedia library publications
Tools like OJS, or bepress’ Digital Commons can make library-based journal and conference proceedings publishing easy and efficient, and can help libraries launch new publishing efforts quickly and successfully. However, they are often limited to PDF-based publications with little ability to integrate multimedia or dynamic functionality. The University of Minnesota Libraries recently launched a new publishing service for its campus community using Digital Commons, but found that some requested publications needed to go beyond static PDF publishing and the relatively strict journal volume/issue paradigm. In parallel to the Libraries’ open access journal and conference proceeding publishing, the University of Minnesota Libraries now also offers Wordpress based publishing for projects that require multiple content types, embedded media, news source integration, and other dynamic functionality . At this session learn more about the publications the U of M Libraries hosts on Wordpress, including scholarly columns, issue based titles, and open textbooks. We will also discuss project selection criteria, project scoping, site development processes, technical requirements and specifications, open licensing, and building the partnerships necessary to create compelling Wordpress based publications.

Speakers
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Kate McCready

Interim AUL for Collections and Content Strategy, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is currently the Interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Content Strategy. Kate is responsible for the goals and work of the C&CS service area and provides leadership in the development, discovery, and long term stewardship of the University of Minnesota... Read More →
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Shane Nackerud

Director, Course Materials Services, University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Shane Nackerud has worked at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities since 1998, first as the Libraries webmaster, then as the Director of Web Development, and currently as Interim Director of Content Services. In his current position Shane is working on finding new ways of integrating... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2016 2:15pm - 3:45pm CDT
Weyerhauser Boardroom