Digital Publishing


Committee Roster

Beth Fuget, Washington, Chair (bfuget AT uw DOT edu) 
Darcy Cullen, British Columbia
Elizabeth Demers, Michigan 
Taylor Dietrich, Cambridge    
Kate O’Brien-Nicholson, Fordham 
Noah Perales-Estoesta, Hawai’i 
Sara Thaxton, Arizona
Clara Totten, Georgetown 
Additional members TBA

Board Liaison
Allison Belan, Duke

Central Office Liaisons
Angelica DeVoe
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to educate Association members on emerging technologies and the opportunities they present for the publishing industry.

Specific Charges to the Digital Publishing Committee:

  • Provide the Professional Development Committee with webinar content that exposes participants to emerging technologies relevant to the publishing industry; in doing this, be mindful of the heterogeneity of the membership, particularly with regard to current state of technology adoption.
  • Advise Association staff on establishment and development of a listing of shared infrastructure projects and services on UP Commons, a protocol for users to add projects, and effective ongoing data collection in this area.
  • As requested, provide input and support to the Open Access Task Force and/or the Operating Statistics Task Force as they work with the Central Office to restructure the Association’s survey activities.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement technology-related sessions and/or vendor forums for the 2021 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your June final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the 2022 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

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 Group
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity 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 course of the year.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 8, 2020, and February 25, 2021; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 20, 2021. (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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