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Catherine Ahearn

Catherine Ahearn

Senior Product Editor PubPub, MIT Knowledge Futures Group
Catherine Ahearn is the Senior Project Editor at PubPub and a founding member of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group. She joined the PubPub team in 2017 as its first community manager and works with prospective and existing PubPub publishers, authors, and editors to support their projects on the platform. Previously she has worked in creative services at EMA and in publishing at the TS Eliot Research Project, and the New England Review. She holds a PhD in Editorial Studies from Boston University and a BA in Literary Studies from Middlebury College.

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It’s a muddled area for libraries, content providers and readers. Long-form content has traditionally been contained in printed volumes both for reasons of consumption as well as convenient access. With the arrival of ebooks, some aspects of engaging with long-form content became a bit easier – searchability, mobility, etc. Still, neither form seems to fully satisfy. Each user learns his or her own best practices for reading and referencing book content. Is it any wonder then that those whose scholarship relies on long-form content are suspicious of proposed changes to book production, delivery and access? This virtual conference will consider from a variety of perspectives issues associated with creation, publication, and distribution of The Book. Speakers may explore metrics of usage (downloads, duration of reading session, etc.) as well as questions of reader behavior, assignment of metadata, and long-term access to licensed digital content.

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