THATCamp New England 2013 workshop: Open Peer Review and Publishing with CommentPress and PressBooks
¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Workshop abstract for THATCamp New England 2013 on October 18, 2013: This fall, over twenty authors publicly shared draft essays for a digital book-in-progress, Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, under contract with Michigan Publishing. During the “open peer review” phase, four expert reviewers (commissioned by the press) and general readers have posted over 600 comments (so far, with two more weeks to go) to offer developmental feedback for authors, and to assist the editorial team in making selections for the final manuscript. Join this hands-on workshop to explore two open-source tools that make this possible — CommentPress and PressBooks — and how to adapt them for other purposes. Both newcomers and experienced WordPress users are welcome.
¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Workshop requirements: Sign up to receive login credentials for the workshop test site. Price of admission to this (free) workshop: read and post at least one substantive comment on any portion of Web Writing.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 A) CommentPress turns a draft into a conversation for private editing or open peer review. In the margins, readers post comments about the entire book, or pages, or paragraphs.
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- examples in academic books & reports
- The Historian’s Macroscope book-in-progress
- Web Writing how it works and behind-the-scenes (dashboard, page structure, modifying themes)
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- PressBooks.com case studies
- Speculate This! (Duke University Press)
- Off the Network (University of Minnesota Press)
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 C) Combine CommentPress + PressBooks = CommentPressBooks.trinfocafe.org — to create a workflow for authors to submit book-length manuscripts for developmental editing and high-quality publication in multiple formats