Manifold Digital Services Pilot Application
The University of Minnesota Press, CUNY GC Digital Scholarship Lab, and Cast Iron Coding are offering a pilot program to work with publishers to install and implement the Manifold platform into their organization’s workflow. Accepted applicants will receive a two-day, on-site training session, support for setting up a branded Manifold instance, and instruction on how to use Manifold to publish materials they already produce.

The program is open to a variety of prospective applicants, including University Presses, Libraries, Scholarly Organizations, DH Centers, Academic Programs, Professional Associations, and Individual Scholars.

To be considered for this program, please complete the following application by June 29.

Name *
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Email *
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Phone *
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Mailing Address *
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URL *
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Number of staff *
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What kind of publisher are you? *
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Which professional associations is your organization a member? *
e.g., AUP, SSP, AAP, MLA, etc.
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Do you make use of any other publication platforms? If so, which platforms? *
e.g., Project Muse, JSTOR, Highwire, Scalar, PressBooks, Medium, WordPress, Google Docs
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Does your program publish materials in languages other than English? If so, which languages? *
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Which production services does your organization outsource to freelancers or packagers (if any)? *
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Does your existing production workflow produce EPUBs? *
Either through in-house systems or by way of third-party vendors.
If your workflow does not produce EPUBs, what file type(s) do you typically produce as your final output? *
e.g., PDF, Word, Google Doc, MarkDown file, Other
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What is your organization’s mission? *
Include in your response how you define and approach diversity and inclusion and how you incorporate that into your organization’s mission and program. If your organization has an equal opportunity and/or anti-discrimination policy, please include the policy or a link to the policy in your response.
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Provide an overview of your editorial program and peer-review process (if any). *
Note any fields for which you are known. For individual scholar applicants or others not part of a formal publishing workflow, please provide an overview of the project(s) you hope to publish on Manifold and how you imagine them being created, read, and circulated.
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What need is Manifold answering for your organization? *
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Number of projects anticipated for the Manifold platform, annually? *
N.B., At the University of Minnesota Press we expect to publish 8–10 frontlist projects on Manifold, annually.
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What projects do you presently have in mind for Manifold? Why those? *
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Are your authors interested in publishing iteratively (draft or in-progress works) on Manifold? *
Will the projects you intend to publish on Manifold include supplementary audio/visual resources that will enhance the texts? If so, please describe. *
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Would you prefer to host Manifold yourself, or will you need Manifold Digital Services to provide that for you? *
N.B., Hosting through Manifold Digital Services will be free for chosen applicants for the first year and $2,500 each year thereafter. Included in that will be 12 hours of assistance and automatic upgrades to each new release. You can purchase additional service by the hour at a rate of $165.
Who will be the primary point of contact with the Manifold team? *
Describe this person’s role along with their title and contact information.
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What other team members do you expect will be interacting directly with the platform? *
This can include both internal staff and those working on a project remotely.
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When do you anticipate you will be able to begin using Manifold, and what level of technical support would you be seeking on an ongoing basis? *
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