Obtaining ISBNs

An ISBN with barcode mediastudies.press has no plans for print, on-demand or otherwise, so the need for ISBNs isn’t obvious. The “book” label itself, in our vision, is a loose-fitting designator, since the length conventions that distinguish articles from books are...

Crossref Membership

Crossref, like ORCID, is a crucial bit of the scholarly communication infrastructure—a non-profit that, in effect, assigns a unique ID to each and every scholarly work. It’s ORCID for publications, and the IDs it provides are the ubiquitious Digital Object Identifiers...

Registering with ORCID

Many scholars are familiar with ORCID, short for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. For researchers, an ORCID ID provides a unique and persistent identity to attach to works, in a manner not unlike the DOI for articles. The nonprofit that operates the IDs,...

Installing Manifold

UPDATE: See our updated Manifold installation post. In our last post, we explained our decision to experiment with Manifold, the open-source digital publishing software. In this post we will describe the process we used to install the software. We decided to opt for a...

Choosing Manifold

For longer-form works, we have decided to experiment with Manifold, the Mellon-supported digital book software. Like our journal platform Janeway, Manifold recently landed its 1.0 release. And like Janeway, Manifold is supported by the Mellon Foundation’s...