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Researching existing tools

The first step while trying to figure out how to approach the subject was to understand how Wikimedia dealt with generating books from its articles. We discovered a wide range of existing tools and decided to test them with pages from various Wikimedia projects. We discovered that Wikimedia first concerned itself with printing content at the [...]

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Evaluatie pilot hybride reader

Van februari tot en met juni 2016 hebben 24 studenten van de minor International Trade Publishing gebruik gemaakt van het tweede pilotexemplaar van Bundle. In 2015 is in de eerste pilot met een volledig digitale reader gewerkt, op basis van de uitkomsten van die pilot is dit jaar een hybride reader, bestaande uit een papieren [...]

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Publicatie Boekman #108

Boekman is het tijdschrift van de Boekman-stichting. Boekman #108 laat zien hoe het gesteld is met het lezen in Nederland en hoe het boekenvak de Nederlandse lezer probeert te bereiken. In deze uitgave werd een artikel gepubliceerd van Ruurd Mulder (docent-onderzoeker lectoraat Crossmedia) en Rose Leighton (docent-onderzoeker PublishingLab) over auteurs en uitgevers in de 21e eeuw. Onderwerpen [...]

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HvA Open Publishing — Introduction

Most knowledge centers of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) already publish their own output; but that publication process can be improved by standardisation of the design, a stronger profiling of the HvA brand, incorporating some quality control, granting a license (for reuse), a stable URL, and providing citation advise. Together with the PublishingLab [...]

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Explaining the Sausage Machine

In the past months I have tried to understand how the Sausage Machine exists in the book publishing field. I talked to people from divers disciplines to find out if and how each of them could use the tool, among them researchers, authors, publishers, designers and developers. The people I’ve talked to are: Janna Meeus [...]

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The last sprint: Unbalanced Design for Balanced Life

5 months and a website to show – this is the outcome of mutating the medium for millennials. Actually, it is more like a lot of files, code, a trailer, a guide and a website, but who’s counting. 5 months ago or the research question To understand it now, you should go back in time [...]

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Sprint Days are Over: Final Milestone

With July around the corner and the fifth sprint complete, we can now announce that our five-month internship has come to its end. But ‘five’ shouldn’t be considered as the only representative number of this last post. The truth is, ‘Transforming Hit&Run Millennials’ has evolved in many accountable ways during the last five sprints. Let’s [...]