Finding Digital Publishing Solutions for Research Organizations

Monographer writes: At the moment we have two volume editors — Irenee Daly and Aoife Brophy Haney — working hard on compiling the text of our late-2013 publication, 53 interesting ways to communicate your research. Although the series it will be published in, Professional and Higher Education, sells mostly to academic markets, we’ve been open from the start to ideas from all sectors — not least because of our view that think tanks, NGOs, charities, etc. often have thoughtful, imaginative, approaches to research communication. The WonkComms site, and this post by John Osterman in particular, bears that out. We’re reblogging it here, not least because of Osterman’s provision, through hypertext, of examples and because of his identification of outstanding issues.


A trouble shared is a trouble halved. And those of us in think tanks and research organizations have a lot of sharing to do, especially on the challenge of digital communication. That became clear to me, if it wasn’t already, during the Digital Publishing Fair and Roundtable hosted last week at the Center for Global Development.

The event brought together about 30 communications professionals from a dozen of DC’s think tanks and government research organizations including (among many others) David Nassar of the Brookings Institution, Harold Neal and George Estrada of the Center for American Progress, Jeff Stanger of the Center for Digital Information, Mary Maher and Molly Garber of the USDA Economic Research Service, Ed Paisley of the Pew Charitable Trusts, and David Connell of the Urban Institute. Kurt Volcker of ForumOne designed the roundtable to build off of Jeff Stanger’s Beyond…

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