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What is digital publishing?

Digital publishing is not any one thing, and it resists an easy definition. One working definition is that digital publishing is the hosting and dissemination of a project entirely in the digital sphere. This project might have a print counterpart, but in intention and execution, the project or pieces of the project are suited for a digital life. Not only is a digital project published digitally, it is meant to be consumed and interacted with digitally as well.

Like the term “digital publishing” itself, a digital publication has many forms and meanings. The publication could be a PDF, an e-book, a website, a video, or a combination of these. It could be a sprawling, layered, multimedia, evolving composition hosted on a platform that doesn’t yet exist.

—AUPresses Faculty Outreach Committee