Digital Publishing Committee


Committee Roster

Lynn Fisher, Toronto, Chair (lfisher AT toronto DOT edu DOT ca)
Michael Boudreau, Chicago
Darcy Cullen, British Columbia
Taylor Dietrich, Cambridge
Teresa A. Ehling, MIT
Kevin Hawkins, North Texas
Beth Kressel Itkin, Vanderbilt
Jeremy Morse, Michigan
Bonnie Russell, Wayne State
Clara Totten, Georgetown

Board Liaison
Gita Manaktala, MIT

Central Office Liaisons
Angelica DeVoe
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to educate Association members on emerging technologies and the opportunities they present for the publishing industry.

Specific Charges to the Digital Publishing Committee:

  • Provide the Professional Development Committee with webinar content that exposes participants to emerging technologies relevant to the publishing industry; in doing this, be mindful of the heterogeneity of the membership, particularly with regard to current state of technology adoption.
  • Assess results of Spring 2018 Shared Infrastructure survey, including establishing location on UP Commons for listing of shared infrastructure projects and protocol for users to add projects.
  • Redevelop and issue AUP Digital Publishing Survey with results available prior to the 2019 meeting.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement technology-related sessions and/or vendor forums for the 2019 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your June final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the Seattle 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities
  • Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity with the Central Office
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association's core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association's 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, February, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 5, 2018 and February 8, 2019; Final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 17, 2019. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports and Projects


The Digital Digest: Electronic publishing news

Reports to the Board
Prior to the 2011-2012 term, the Digital Publishing Committee was called the Electronic Committee. 

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report

2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report
2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report
2009–2010 Final Report
2008–2009 Final Report
2007–2008 Final Report
2006–2007 Final Report
2005–2006 Final Report