In mid-July the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) met for its twenty-first annual conference, “Geographies of the Book,” in Philadelphia. Hosted by University of Pennsylvania, the conference included a three-hour, stand-alone digital showcase on Saturday, July 20th. Before I turn to the sixteen projects featured in the showcase, a few…

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In the interests of exploring what MOOCs are and can be, Hybrid Pedagogy ran an experimental, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, mini- micro- meta-MOOC about MOOCs endearingly titled “MOOC MOOC”. This week-long course ran in August 2012 with over 600 registrants and again in January 2013 with over 1000 registrants. (A follow-up, 24-hour MOOC ran in June 2013…

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We’re continuing to share a selection of papers that will be presented at the upcoming IFLA World Library and Information Congress that will take place next month in Singapore. Title MOOCs and the Library: Engaging with Evolving Pedagogy Author Mariellen Calter, Assistant University Librarian & Chief of Staff, Stanford University Libraries Abstract The emergence of…

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Cross-posted at my Emerging Tech in Libraries blog Backstory In my text mining class at GSLIS, we had a lot of ground to cover. It was easy enough to jump into Oracle SQL Developer and Data Miner and plug into the Oracle database that had been set up for us, and we moved on to…

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An open-access journal allows free online access to its articles, obtaining revenue from fees charged to submitting authors. Using panel data on science journals, we are able to circumvent some problems plaguing previous studies of the impact of open access on citations. We find that moving from paid to open access increases cites by 8%…

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In this report on the Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp, Michelle Dalmau draws out and discusses six broad themes that emerged from the sessions. As an organizer and attendee, Dalmau also invites fellow campers to respond with their own versions of camp stories. Digital Humanities & Libraries: More of THAT! ← dh+lib.

From May 2-4 the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hosted a conference titled “Dark Side of the Digital” (Twitter: #c21dsd). The conference brought together scholars of media, literature, sociology, communications, law and policy, and the general orientation of the conference was to explore, in a relatively free environment, the worries and concerns scholars have about…

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In my last post, “Definitions that Matter (Of Digital Humanities),” I did some analysis of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowships offered through its Office of Digital Humanities (ODH), in which I tried to show that these grants have largely focused on what I’ve been calling “narrow” Digital Humanities. In the comments to that piece, Brett Bobley,…

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