From the Web: Elements of Indigenous Style

Book Channel readers following developments in editing will be interested in a new interview from the CBC with editor Gregory Younging, whose Elements of Indigenous Style came out last month. In addition to addressing the challenges facing Indigenous authors, Younging discusses issues of editorial style and preserving the author's voice. 

From the Web: New Books Network

Book Channel subscribers, and fans of new academic works more broadly, will be interested to discover the New Books Network. This consortium of podcasts, sponsored by Amherst College Press, posts audio interviews with authors about their new scholarly publications. With over sixty new interviews per month in dozens of academic fields, New Books Network podcasts are another great source of information about and discussion of academic books.

From the Web: Progress in Open-Access Publishing for Digital Scholarship

Book Channel readers will note with interest a story from Inside Higher Ed about progress made by Lever Press toward its first publications later this year. Launched in 2016, Lever Press is a new initiative to publish rigorous academic works that were "born digital" and intended for access online.

The Center for Research Libraries | Global Resources Network

The Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium that collects research materials and makes them available to members. While the majority of the collections are in print or microfilm, digitization efforts contribute to an ever-growing body of resources accessible online

How should historians discuss LGBT+ history in textbooks?

Book Channel readers may be interested in an ethical and methodological question posed by Theresa Harrington for The Atlantic"Should history textbooks 'out' LGBT figures?"

Harrington cites a new California law to adopt K-12 history textbooks that highlight the contributions of LGBT people. The conundrum, of course, is how to discuss the identities of people who would not have referred to themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, etc. during their own lifetimes.

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