At the editorial board meeting we discussed new ideas on how to distribute content of the IEEE Pervasive Magazine in further ways. The magazine is widely read, has a healthy acceptance rate (about 20%) and articles are highly cited – but I think we cannot ignore that access to media is rapidly changing.
Currently this effort is not about replacing the print copy and the PDF in the online library but to add further channels. One Idea is to have a podcast that provides some of the articles (e.g. conference report or other departments) or to have an audio preview of a new issue (e.g. Guest editors introduction and abstracts of technical articles).
The experiment has started
Grace Tai read one article (conference report on the Auto-UI conference, ) and this is now available as MP3. This MP3 is deliberately “home made” as we would expect that this is a quality we as a community (e.g. the authors reading their articles, volunteers reading the articles) can achieve.
- MP3: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5633502/ieee/AutoUI.mp3
- Digital library: http://www.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/MPRV.2010.3
- PDF: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5633502/ieee/AutoUIpaper.pdf
It would be great if we can start a discussion how useful such a podcast would be. There is a facebook page where the discussion already started: www.facebook.com/pervasive
If you have recently authored an article for the IEEE Pervasive Magazine – it would be great if you could also read it an share it here for discussion on the facebook page.