Second Summer university in open electronic publishing: a pre-programme

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark UniversityPresentation

What are the connections between authors, publishers, libraries and readers of digital books?

The transition of the printed word to its digital equivalent is often interpreted – particularly in the field of the circulation of knowledge – as a questioning of the roles of those involved in the selection, transformation and diffusion of that knowledge. Those working in the book trade, publishers and libraries view their roles becoming blurred and sometimes even forgotten in the new landscape created by digital technology.  In parallel, authors and readers feel that the practices of writing and reading are evolving very quickly: either for the better or the worse depending on one’s personal viewpoint. However, it should be recognized that although the actors and roles in all stages of the chain may change to a varying degree, the functions remain unaltered and must be performed.
The Centre for open electronic publishing is holding its second Summer university Open Electronic Publishing from 12 to 16 September 2011. As on the first occasion, the event will consist in a coherent set of conferences, training sessions and practical workshops that will be offered to participants over a period of a full week on the Saint-Charles campus in the Université de Provence. All aspects of electronic publishing will be considered. The development of mobile reading devices, the elaboration of new economic models for open access, the emergence of new publishing roles (community manager) and new library tools (learning centres) will receive particular attention.
The Open Electronic Publishing Summer University is an innovative educational event for all professionals involved in the diffusion of knowledge in the digital age: publishers, librarians, archivists, researchers and teacher-researchers, computer scientists and information managers in particular. During the week spent in residence, they will have the  chance to deliberate on the developments taking place in their profession in the digital era, to understand the current state of electronic publishing and to acquire practical skills in the use of the domain’s various technologies.


Here is the long-awaited pre-programme of the  Summer university. Information regarding the contributors and speakers at the conferences, lectures and workshops will be given in our forthcoming posts.

Introductory conferences

  1. Introduction to the Summer university
  2. From open access to Freemium
  3. Electronic reading pads
  4. The issues involved in the cyber-infrastructures of the knowledge economy
  5. Electronic publishing in developing countries: the emergence of new models?

Lectures & case studies

  1. Carte blanche to François Bon
  2. Distribution platforms for digital books in the new information economy
  3. The future of books in the digital era
  4. The international landscape of digital publishing in HSS
  5. Community management: a case study
  6. Learning centres
  7. Digital information practices in HSS
  8. OpenEdition Freemium
  9. Print on demand
  10. Points of concern and innovations regarding copyright in the virtual world


  1. XML TEI for scientific electronic publishing
  2. Reading in networks: tools and practices
  3. Reading in networks: tools and practices
  4. Optimising content indexing in Isidore
  5. Enriching metadata: manual and automated methods (Google DH, Isidore)
  6. Using multimedia platforms: Youtube, Dailymotion, Flickr, Internet Archive, MediHal
  7. How to open a scholarly blog on
  8. How to open a scholarly blog on
  9. Advanced blog personalization
  10. Advanced blog personalization
  11. Publishing books with Lodel
  12. Accurate description and indexing of content in Lodel (metadata management)
  13. Lodel: introductory training session 1/2
  14. Lodel: introductory training session 2/2
  15. Preparing texts for Lodel
  16. Creating an ePub 1/2
  17. Creating an ePub 2/2
  18. Using the Calenda API
  19. Bibliographical monitoring with online tools
  20. Library-oriented training session (to be defined)
  21. Manuscrits training session 1/2
  22. Manuscrits training session 2/2
  23. Content syndication
  24. OpenEdition’s documentation resources
  25. Integrating OpenEdition content into your library or institution’s information management system (OAI-PMH, Z39-50, Unimarc, OPDS, enriched RSS)
  26. Relaying OpenEdition content to your website

Evening events

  • Conference: “After Books”
  • Barcamp: intern projects (20″/20′ presentations). For example: ISIDORE, Ceriscope, La feuille, etc.
  • Debate: The state of open access and its outlook


Online pre-registration until 1 May 2011 at this URL:

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The OpenEdition team (2011, April 12). Second Summer university in open electronic publishing: a pre-programme. Open Electronic Publishing. Retrieved May 27, 2024, from

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