punctum books joins the Editoria Community!

Coko is thrilled to announce punctum books’ adoption of Editoria! Punctum attended and participated in the Editoria Community Meeting in San Francisco, California in October 2018, announcing plans to use Editoria to produce the forthcoming title Alternative Genealogies for the Digital Humanities, edited by Dorothy Kim (Brandeis University), which is currently in production.

punctum books is an open-access publisher dedicated to radically creative modes of intellectual
inquiry and writing across a whimsical para-humanities assemblage, in which assemblage you
will find humanists keeping rowdy and thought-provoking company with social scientists,
scientists, multi/media specialists, artists, architects, and designers.

punctum is a founding member of ScholarLed, a consortium of presses who publish open books in the Humanities and Social Sciences and who share a commitment to opening up scholarly research to diverse readerships, to resisting the marketization of academic knowledge production, to working collaboratively rather than in competition, and who are particularly devoted to pooling expertise and to developing shared, community-built infrastructure for open book publishing. punctum operates in partnership with UCSB Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

punctum joins many other forward-thinking publishing organizations collaborating to evolve the open source, browser-based books production system, which is built modularly on top of PubSweet – Coko’s ‘headless’ CMS. Editoria was developed to introduce time and cost efficiencies in books production workflow by moving away from outdated print-centric workflow. The Community is responsible for managing the evolution of the roadmap through feature proposals, Community Meeting participation, use of the platform, and continuous feedback to the development team.

The Editoria Community is facilitated by Coko, and includes UC Press, California Digital Library, Book Sprints, Longleaf Services/ UNC Press, University of Michigan’s M Publishing and Fulcrum, and American Theological Library Association’s ATLA Press, in addition to many others.

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