Digital Publishing


Committee Roster

Emily Zoss, National Gallery of Art, Co-Chair (e HYPHEN zoss AT nga DOT gov)
Sara Thaxton, Arizona, Co-Chair (sthaxton AT uapress DOT arizona DOT edu)
Sara Cohen, Michigan
Julia Cook, Rochester
Meagan Dyer, British Columbia
Jenny Hunt, Baylor
Ally Lee, Liverpool
Daniel McShane, SUNY
Deirdre Mullervy, Gallaudet
Kate O’Brien-Nicholson, Fordham

Board Liaison
Allison Belan, Duke

Central Office Liaison
Kate Kolendo


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to educate the Association’s members about digital publishing infrastructure, tools, and methods; encourage conversations and collaboration among presses around challenges posed by new forms of digital publishing.

Specific Charges to the Digital Publishing Committee:

  1. Develop webinar content and other resources that expose member presses to new developments in digital publishing and help them build relevant knowledge and skills.
  2. Pursue discovery work, liaising with the Editorial, Design, and Production Committee, as to the feasibility, community need, and most useful format for an accessibility toolkit.
  3. Liaise with other committees to discuss opportunities to develop resources and programming at the intersection of digital publishing and other committee charges.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
  • Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the year.
  • Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 27, 2022, and March 20, 2023; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 25, 2023. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks at the end of the service year and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.
Committee Projects

Digital Book Publishing Survey

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— AUPresses Mission Statement in Danish