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Thursday, July 10, 2008

New OA press from Carnegie Mellon

ETC-Press is a new OA press from a partnership of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and  (Thanks to the Creative Commons blog.)  From the site:

ETC Press is a publishing imprint with a twist. We publish books, but we’re also interested in the participatory future of content creation across multiple media. We are an academic, open source, multimedia, publishing imprint affiliated with the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and in partnership with ETC Press has an affiliation with the Institute for the Future of the Book....ETC Press also has an agreement with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to place ETC Press publications in the ACM Digital Library.

ETC Press publications will focus on issues revolving around entertainment technologies as they are applied across a variety of fields. We will accept submissions and publish work in a variety of media (textual, electronic, digital, etc.). We are interested in creating projects with Sophie, and all ETC Press publications will be released under one of two Creative Commons licenses [CC-BY-ND-NC and CC-BY-NC-SA]...

ETC Press is currently in Beta and welcomes all comments and suggestions....

More details from the about page:

Every book will have an associated website open for comments, which could be considered for subsequent versions of texts. The ETC Press website allows registered users to download versions of publications, and share creative new interpretations as well as add comments to the current publications....