Friday, May 10, 9:45-10:45am
Room: RBC Dominion Securities Executive Meeting Room (2200)

Publishing with Static Site Generators

Chris Diaz, Northwestern University

Description: Libraries can use static site generators to publish scholarly journals, conference proceedings, monographs, and open educational resources. Northwestern University Libraries has been using Jekyll, Hugo, and Bookdown for its digital publishing services since 2018. These static site generators are free, open source, and especially useful for libraries with very limited information technology, staffing, and financial resources available for digital publishing operations. This presentation will discuss the advantages static site generators provide library publishers, cover workflows for partnering with students, faculty, and campus units on publications, and reflect on experiences using these technologies for recent open access publications.

Using the Jekyll Static Site Generator for Journal Production

Robert Browder, Virginia Tech

Description: In this session I will share and discuss our experience with using the Jekyll static site generator for the production of journal content in HTML format. This is a GIT based “ultra light” production process that is readily accessible to the tech savvy. The info I will share about the process is intended to make the process more accessible to the less tech savvy. I’ll talk about what Jekyll is and how creating static content frees organizations from maintaining complex and expensive IT infrastructure. I’ll talk about Mark Down, the language used to author items to be rendered by Jekyll. I may touch on techniques for porting older HTML content to Mark Down format.