Virtual Publications

Profiles of Creation

How to submit a profile?

Members may submit a profile or its updates once a year or in response to special calls for submissions

A profile may be:

* your own personal profile,

* a profile of a colleague you recommend adding to our inventory

* a biography of a historical person you recommend adding to our inventory.

A profile consists of an abstract as well as a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).

CV abstracts consist of about 150 words with links to a detailed CV as well as private websites.

To start, members may submit abstract CV’s without links to detailed CV’s.

Membership to cover website maintenance costs: $5 US per year (Abstract CV only)

Detailed CV's consist 3-4 web pages in 3 categories:

* Education: listing of education by year (i.e., 1980), type of education (i.e., social sciences), institution (i.e., Hebrew University) and place (i.e., Jerusalem, Israel).

* Professional experience: listing of work experience by year (i.e., 1980), type of experience (i.e., teacher), organization (i.e., Seneca College) and place (i.e., London, England).

* Publications (or exhibitions in the case of artists): listing of publications by last name (i.e., Eliany), initial (i.e., M.), co-authors when applicable, year of publication (i.e., 1980), title (underlined for books, i.e., Dictionnaire Biographique du Monde Juif Sépharade et Méditerranéen, without underline in case of an article), journal (i.e., Journal of Social Studies) or publisher (i.e., Virtual Publications), city (i.e., Ottawa), web link to an abstract, web link to a detailed publication.

Membership to cover website maintenance costs: $10 US per year (Abstract and detailed CV only)

Web site hosting: Virtual Publications will host members websites based on publications or exhibits by web links to abstracts of publications (about 150 words) and full-scale publications.

Membership to cover website maintenance costs: $30 US per year (abstract and detailed CV as well as links to publication abstracts and detailed publications).

Please note that web link are applicable only to members who have their own private websites or members who purchased website hosting services from Virtual Publications.

See for example: Eliany    Multi-disciplinary creator

How to publish with Virtual Publications?

All submissions must be in readable digital formats:

HTML text and jpeg (when photos or art work are submitted).

Submissions must be scanned with up-to-date anti virus software before submission for obvious reasons.

Membership fees must be paid before publication of submissions or profiles on the web

Each member must commit to review two peer submissions for each personal submission. When you submit your own profile, you will be expected to review two peer profiles. You will be given 30 days to review each peer profile.

When you submit another person’s profile or biography (i.e., Rabbi Haim Ben Atar), you will be expected to review two biographies submitted by other members.

Virtual publications workshops and seminars?

Virtual publications workshops and seminars will be announced from time to time.

Small scale workshops and seminars (up to 30 participants) will be held at Auberge des Arts, a rural retreat in Montpellier, Quebec, Canada, about one hour drive from Ottawa or two hours drive from Montreal.

The purpose of small-scale workshops and seminars will be to develop personal websites of members or websites on specific topics. Members will be expected to bring along material in digital and hardcopy formats to set up personal websites for publication by Virtual Publications or for hosting elsewhere (we do not aim to monopolize your sites).

Virtual publications conferences?

Larger scale conferences may be held elsewhere, usually in collaboration with universities, research institution, museums and so forth.

Hosting offers or proposal may be submitted to Virtual publications.

Membership? Volunteers? Donations? Sponsorships?

Membership: Virtual Publications is not a profit based initiative and thus its continued operation does depend on membership fees to cover the cost of virtual publications and website maintenance. Membership fees are kept low to facilitate broad access:

$5 US per year (Abstract CV only)

$10 US per year (Abstract and detailed CV only)

$30 US per year (abstract and detailed CV as well as links to publication abstracts and detailed publications).

Membership entails an obligations:

Each member must commit to review two peer submissions for each personal submission. When you submit your own profile, you will be expected to review two peer profiles. You will be given 30 days to review each peer profile.

When you submit another person’s profile or biography (i.e., Rabbi Yehuda Halevi), you will be expected to review two biographies submitted by other members.

Volunteers We cannot do it all by ourselves and we do appreciate help. Any help or initiative is welcome. If you have skills in the following areas: language editors for English, French, Hebrew and Spanish, editing and translation, website development and trouble shooting, please contact us.
We will have assignments to fit your wish.

Donations and sponsorships: You value our work and good intentions but do not have the time to volunteer, please make a donation or sponsor a publication. Your name, the name your dear relatives or friends or the name of your business will be highlighted as a donor or sponsor in appropriate places. Please be generous.

How to contact Virtual Publications?

Email at the address below is the preferred mode of communication with us:

virtualpublications@hotmail.com

Due to spam and unsolicited junk email, we open our email in selective fashion. For this reason we expect you to please specify the subject of your correspondence as ‘profile submission’ to prevent deletion. We hope this will not cause you any inconvenience.

We do not accept snail mail submissions due to lack of resources. We encourage potential members to seek help of friends in order to communicate with us via email.