In the last of this series of posts about this year’s Annual Meeting, SSP’s Marketing & Communications Committee cochairs ask members of our community what the conference meant to them
Professional conferences, it’s been a while, but we’re ready for you – or are we? This week we ask the chefs what did you forgot while we were home for 2 years? What’s changed and how are you adjusting?
A lesson in publishing’s past is provided by George Gissing’s Victorian Era novel.
What exactly is Wordle, and more importantly, what would it have looked like on a computer in the 1980s?
Revisiting a 2017 post: The book is asked to perform many tasks, some of which are not necessarily the best use of the book format, whether in print or electronically. The long-form text, which may be print or digital, is a different matter, and is likely to remain with us and be called “a book” for some time to come.
Since 1996, the Internet Archive has been capturing the World Wide Web but also doing so much more to preserve our digital world behind the scenes.
Joe Esposito revisits his 2012 post on the unstated theory of the e-book, which assumes that a book consists only of its text and can be manipulated without regard to the nature and circumstances of its creation. This is only one theory of many, but it is now the prevailing one.
A look back at 2014’s discussion of measuring the immeasurable.
Regional variance in childhood jokes offers a fun look at the impact of mass media on culture.
A year without an annual meeting is tough to take. Here’s hoping for better times ahead.
A visit to the world’s longest running video rental store and a lesson about the value of inconvenience.
The novelty of using a typewriter and the value in slowing down.
When was the last time everyone you knew experienced the same piece of culture at the same time? Is the age of shared cultural experiences over?
Tony Sanfilippo looks at the historical books of Dard Hunter and the future of printed works in an increasingly digital and consolidated world.
Karin Wulf and Rick Anderson discuss some implications of a recent research report on the future of the scholarly monograph.