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Digital Publishing
as a liberal art
Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
West Virginia University
@s2ceball
GTD
Now
Then
Then
GTD ≠ Getting Things Right
Then
Publishing Studies
creative writing
+
technical writing
+
textual studies
metadata screenshot
#vindication
Digital Humanities is just
another name for
Digital Publishing
Publishing Studies has taught me…
- editing praxis for media-based texts
- the arbitrariness of style guides
- the ethics ...
THANK YOU.
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
Digital publishing as a liberal art
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Digital publishing as a liberal art

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This talk was part of Wabash College's 2016 visiting lecture series. It addresses how reading and writing changed with the expansion of digital modes of communication in the 20th century, and argues that interdisciplinary training gives students the skills to be successful readers and writers the 21st century.

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Digital publishing as a liberal art

  1. 1. Digital Publishing as a liberal art Dr. Cheryl E. Ball West Virginia University @s2ceball
  2. 2. GTD
  3. 3. Now
  4. 4. Then
  5. 5. Then
  6. 6. GTD ≠ Getting Things Right
  7. 7. Then
  8. 8. Publishing Studies creative writing + technical writing + textual studies
  9. 9. metadata screenshot
  10. 10. #vindication
  11. 11. Digital Humanities is just another name for Digital Publishing
  12. 12. Publishing Studies has taught me… - editing praxis for media-based texts - the arbitrariness of style guides - the ethics of access/ibility and preservation - the importance of building communities & infrastructure - the importance of global communication practices - the necessity of teaching writing in use-contexts - the necessity of teaching multimodal communication - that vocational training isn’t a dirty word for liberal arts
  13. 13. THANK YOU.

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