• E-book Conversion Project

    Author(s):
    Tim Lockridge
    Editor(s):
    Annette Vee
    Date:
    2020
    Subject(s):
    Evaluation
    Item Type:
    Course Material or learning objects
    Tag(s):
    DPiH, DPiH Iteration, DPih Course Material or learning objects, Tool, Student work, Digital pedagogy, Composition, Assessment
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/xdzc-h561
    Abstract:
    Curatorial note from Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Tim Lockridge’s undergraduate Digital Publishing course teaches students about the technologies, techniques, and professional practices of digital publishing. For the midterm, featured here, students downloaded a book from Project Gutenberg and converted it to EPUB format, then wrote a production memo documenting their process. They turned plaintext into (X)HTML, created a style sheet, included metadata, formatted a cover image and illustrations, and provided all copyright and source information for the text. The final project asked students to convert a Miami University Press book to EPUB (with permission from the Press). By producing new iterations of books, students learned the conventions of digital publishing and the importance of small details in different versions of texts. Literary or technical writing courses incorporating digital editions could benefit from this model resource. Student example: Collins, Christopher, et al. “Production Memo for Fountain.” English 426: Digital Publishing, Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, OH, Fall 2015.
    Notes:
    This deposit is part of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a peer-reviewed, open-access publication edited by Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers, and published by the Modern Language Association. https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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