Digital Publishing Committee


Committee Roster

Hope LeGro, Georgetown, Chair (hjs6 AT
David Sewell, Virginia
Sylvia Mendoza, Virginia
Neil Christensen, California
Judith Altreuter, MLA

Board Liaison
Nadine Buckland, West Indies

Central Office Liaison
Brenna McLaughlin


General Objective: Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to educate AAUP members on emerging technologies and the opportunities they present for the publishing industry.

Specific Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Develop 3-5 case studies of AAUP member OA book publishing experiments, if possible in time for the 2017 annual meeting; consider whether these may form a core resource in a future OA toolkit and submit a recommendation to the board.
  • Review, revise, and conduct the AAUP biennial digital publishing survey; as requested, support AAUP’s enhanced data-gathering needs by expanding the categories of data captured by this survey.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement technology-related sessions and/or vendor forums for the 2017 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings.
  • 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. 

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