On June 15, CCNMTL Associate Director Peter B. Kaufman delivered a talk on the future of video and scholarly publishing at the annual Ethics & Publishing conference at George Washington University.
Kaufman joined speakers from media and education including the president of Alexander Street Press, the director of Cornell University Press, and the director of George Mason’s new university press. He spoke about the growing importance of video in online education at Columbia and beyond, and addressed the production and rights challenges that publishers and video producers face in posting material online—noting that, for example, the Digital Public Library of America counts some 26,000 different licenses governing its online collections today.
During his talk, Kaufman advocated for working with Creative Commons, public media, and Wikipedia, drawing from his new book on the future of video and publishing (now under contract with Columbia University Press).
The full conference program is online here: http://pubcourses.cps.gwu.edu/