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Digital Scholarship

learning to live with digital scholarly publishing

I was catching up on three recent posts by Jason Jackson (here, here, and here) via the DH Now RSS feed that all deal with the subject of scholarly publishing, access, and copyright. Tim opens up a thoughtful, practical conversation that begins with a consideration of a la carte pricing for digital access to journal articles […]

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digital rhetoric Digital Scholarship

open access and dissertations in English and rhetoric

I’m catching up on this conversation following the American Historical Society’s policy statement recommending a six-year embargo on the digital, open access publication of dissertations. Collin Brooke has a good discussion of the matter.There was also a lengthy discussion on the WPA-List.  A couple of things strike me about this situation, and here I want […]

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Digital Scholarship

MLA and open scholarly communication

Earlier this week, Kathleen Fitzpatrick presented a statement to the National Academy of Sciences on the MLA’s position on public access to scholarly work. I was particularly interested in this line: we may in coming years operate under a model in which, rather than joining in order to receive the society’s journal, one instead joins […]

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Digital Scholarship

twitter, academics, and the public

Kathleen Fitzpatrick as a good blog post offering advice to junior faculty about using blogs, twitter, and related social media. I think the advice is very sound. And yet it also raises some questions I'd like to address. In particular she writes: 5. If somebody says they’d prefer not to be tweeted or blogged, respect […]

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digital humanities Digital Scholarship

universities, libraries, digital media, and curation

After much email pleading from the MLA, I completed a survey on the role of digital media in my work. Obviously, digital media are very significant in the way I work. blogs and other social media are a primary place I learn about new research and enter into scholarly conversations with OOO being a fantastic […]

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Digital Scholarship

on the question of open peer review

If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it, does it matter if the peer review was open or closed? payday loan in renton On Media Commons there is a draft of a white paper on Open Review, written by Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Avi Santo in collaboration with a large advisory team. […]

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Assemblage Theory Digital Scholarship object-oriented rhetoric

e-ject oriented ontology

Perhaps this has occurred to others, but I was thinking this morning of the word object and the many other words it shares -ject with: project, deject, eject, reject, inject, interject … perhaps you can think of others. Like "object," most of these words serve as both noun and verb (sometimes as adj.). In most of […]

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Digital Scholarship Teaching

three learning assessment alternatives #dmlbadges

At the close of my last post, I promised this next would be less critical and more constructive. So that's what I'm working toward. As I view it, thie badges/assessment thing tries to address four separate issues that really need to be disconnected. In fact, one could argue that their interconnection has produced the serious […]

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Digital Scholarship Teaching

Welcome to badge world

I’ve had a little more time to think about it, and I’ve decided that I have a terrible badge allergy. Go to Mozilla’s Open Badges site. The first thing you’ll see is an image that says LEVEL UP. shudder. But then go ahead and read the white paper. It offers these nice little vignettes about […]

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Digital Scholarship Teaching

rethinking learning assessment and the #dmlbadges competition

HASTAC, the MacArthur Foundation, and their associated supporters have announced the fourth Digital Media and Learning Competition, "Badges for Lifelong Learning." I consider the folks at HASTAC and previous work coming out of DML as fellow travelers, scholars and teachers concerned with questions similar to my own regarding education and digital media. However, I must […]