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Humanist Archives: March 26, 2019, 6:14 a.m. Humanist 32.571 - pubs: history of computing cfp; open access books

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    [1]    From: Jeffrey Yost 
           Subject: Springer History of Computing Series--joining editorial leadership, seeking authors, upcoming volumes, and new competitive pricing (90)

    [2]    From: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra 
           Subject: HIRMEOS Open Access books workshop at ELPUB, Marseille, 2 June 2019 (52)

        Date: 2019-03-26 05:59:08+00:00
        From: Jeffrey Yost 
        Subject: Springer History of Computing Series--joining editorial leadership, seeking authors, upcoming volumes, and new competitive pricing

Dear Colleagues,

In January 2019 I signed on to be co-Series Editor of the Springer
History of Computing Book Series, joining my distinguished colleague
University of Amsterdam's Gerard Alberts.  This series, edited in its
early years by Martin Campbell-Kelly, now has published 15 volumes, and
reflective of our specialty, it has accelerated its publishing in recent

Over the past half decade we have published (or are publishing/have in
press) monographs and edited volumes from William Aspray (multiple
books), Thomas Haigh, Gerard Alberts, Ruth Oldenziel, Valerie Schafer,
Benjamin Thierry, Aristotle Tympas, among others.  And the series has
published monographs/volumes on topics/themes such as the history of
women in ICT, underrepresentation of gender and race in IT, the early
digital, computation in the pre-computing era, Visa's payment system,
the science of operations/programming, and the IT cultural
history/demoscenes in Europe. We are working with a number of additional
standout IT historians for books that will soon be under contract.

I joined Gerard as co-Series Editor (after being on the board for many
years) to help further boost our recent strong momentum in adding titles
from North American authors, and while I will be recruiting particularly
from this region, and Gerard from Europe, we will both be aggressively
seeking important new works from all over the world.  We seek book
manuscripts on all types of history of IT and are especially interested
in the social (gender, race, labor, etc.), cultural/intellectual,
political, business/industrial, environmental, and technical history
(and historiography) of computers, software, and networking, as well as
in expanding our field's literature on new geographies (moving beyond
our core on the U.S. and Europe, to publish on IT history in Asia, the
Middle East, Latin America, and Africa).

We continue to welcome quality edited volumes (in addition to our focus
on single/co-authored books) and have two coming out this year. Ready
for pre-orders and shipping in a few months, Thomas Haigh, ed. /The
Early Digital/, has chapters from Ron Kline, Martin Campbell-Kelly, Paul
Ceruzzi, Ksenia Tatarchenko, and other top scholars. And out later this
year is William Aspray's edited volume from the Flatiron Lectures on
Computing, Information, and Society, which has chapters by thought
leaders Jennifer Light, JoAnne Yates, Ron Kline, and Greg Downey, among

I am also thrilled to announce that in 2018 Springer revised its pricing
model (and the series has re-priced back to 2016) to now price hardcover
books in the $35 to $45 (32 to 42 Euro) range, highly competitive with
other leading academic presses.  Springer's reputation as a top academic
publisher and strong global presence (with headquarters in Berlin and
major offices in NYC, Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, Delhi, etc. and a
publication catalogue of over 300,000 books since 1842) helps to further
the visibility and esteem of your scholarship.

We strive for highly efficient peer-review and relatively short in
press/wait times for publishing completed and accepted manuscripts.

If you have a manuscript or an idea for one (most books in the series
are in the 70,000 to 120,000 word range), I look forward to hearing from
you.  You can contact either myself or Gerard.

Springer History of Computing Series URL

[Separate from this series, but also of potential interest, Gerard and I
also are co-editing SpringerBriefs in History of Computing, a series of
short books.  These are 20,000 to 50,000 word works for softcover books
roughly 50 to 110 printed pages.  If you have a ms or idea for one for a
work that might otherwise be a multi-part article (which some journals
discourage and often result in challenges with review), a longish
historiographical essay, a shorter biography ms on a main historical
actor from a longer study, or any other type of scholarly IT history
work in this size range, I encourage you to think of submitting for
consideration to SpringerBriefs in the History of Computing.  We are
capable of moving the process especially rapidly with SpringerBriefs, an
expedited review process, and after review/editing out in several
months. You can contact either of us regarding this series as well.]

Best, Jeff

Jeffrey R. Yost, Ph.D.
Director, Charles Babbage Institute
Research Professor, Program in the History of Science, Technology, and
222  21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612 624 5050 Phone
612 625 8054 Fax

        Date: 2019-03-25 14:03:39+00:00
        From: Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra 
        Subject: HIRMEOS Open Access books workshop at ELPUB, Marseille, 2 June 2019

Dear All,

The HIRMEOS project (High Integration of Research Monographs in the
European Open Science infrastructure), a project of the OPERAS research
infrastructure (operas-eu.org) is pleased to invite you to a workshop at
the ELPUB conference in Marseille on 2 June on the topic of "shaping new
ways to open the book".

We would like to invite early-career researchers to discuss their
experiences and needs concerning Open Access monographs and to submit an
abstract (500 words) before 15 April 2019 on one of the following topics:

. Topic 1: Not yet available services and tools which could increase the
interest in publishing monographs in Open Access.

. Topic 2: Experiences with funding Open Access publications.

. Topic 3: Relevant aspects in choosing a publisher for the publication of
a scholarly monograph.

. Topic 4: Publication's reputation and certification of scientific quality.

. Topic 5: Role of Open Access metrics and alternative metrics data
concerning monographs in the development of an academic career.

. Topic 6: Different strategies to increase the resonance of a monograph,
expand the audience, create new communities and communicate with them.

Invited speakers will receive a travel grant.

More information:

You are kindly invited to spread our call for proposals among your academic


Dr Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra

Open Science Officer

DARIAH Coordination Office Berlin,
Centre Marc Bloch e.V.,
Friedrichstraße 191,
10117 Berlin,


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