• Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers, A JSTOR Labs Report

    Author(s):
    Laura Brown, Alex Humphreys (see profile) , Matt Loy, Ron Snyder, Christina Spencer
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Digital Books, Digital Humanists
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Scholarly communication
    Item Type:
    Report
    Tag(s):
    academic publishing, design thinking, digital publishing, monographs
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GT3W
    Abstract:
    Scholarly books are increasingly available in digital form, but the online interfaces for using these books often allow only for the browsing of PDF files. JSTOR Labs, an experimental product-development group within the not-for-profit digital library JSTOR, undertook an ideation and design process to develop new and different ways of showing scholarly books online, with the goal that this new viewing interface should be relatively simple and inexpensive to implement for any scholarly book that is already available in PDF form. This paper documents that design process, including the recommendations of a working group of scholars, publishers, and librarians convened by JSTOR Labs and the Columbia University Libraries in October 2016. The prototype monograph viewer developed through this process—called “Topicgraph”—is described herein and is freely available online at https://labs.jstor.org/topicgraph.
    Notes:
    This is the final version of the paper released as a draft for comment in December 2016. The draft version is available here: https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:10367/
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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