Cita: an open-access feminist digital library

Cita is an open-access feminist digital library and print-on-demand publisher that promotes and distributes the writings of female authors whose works are open-licensed or in the public domain. I started Cita Press in late 2017 and launched the website in early 2018. I have led all the design, research, and UX/UI implementation. In partnership with Educopia, for the 2021-2023 period, Cita is supported by a $245K Public Knowledge grant by the Mellon Foundation. All Cita publications can be accessed in low-connectivity areas and Cita’s interface design is WCAG 2.0 Level A compliant, using appropriate color contrast, keyboard-navigation friendly features, video captions, and descriptive alternative text for images.

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Initial sketches for Cita’s navigation:

Cita’s initial wireframe:

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Ipad+Book-CitaCITA-branding3-baja003-MacBook-Space-Gray-as Cita Press celebrates the spread of culture and knowledge by publishing the writings of women authors whose works are open-licensed or in the public domain. Through its library of collaboratively designed free books, Cita honors the principles of decentralization, collective knowledge production, and equitable access to knowledge.

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