On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the Center for History of Print and Digital Cultural at the University of Wisconsin at Madison hosted Dr. John Unsworth for the 2011 Wisconsin Distinguished Lecture in LIS.
THATCamp Publishing in Baltimore, an “unconference” that explored some pressing new questions, such as
1. Who should publish digital scholarly research?
2. Should digital academic research be published by the university press, or the university library?
3. How should the process of peer review change?
4. And finally, who should provide the work that goes into producing a publication—editing, peer review, administration and graphics?
This report sets out to identify examples of integration between datasets and publications. Findings from existing studies carried out by PARSE. Insight, RIN, SURF and various recent publications are synthesized and examined in relation to three distinct disciplinary groups in order to identify opportunities in the integration of data.
The QRator project, a collaboration between UCLDH, CASA and UCL Museums, funded by the Beacon for Public Engagement, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2011 Museum edition of the Horizon report, produced by the New Media Consortium.
Last week Digital Humanities Now (@dhnow) was relaunched. This experiment in how we evaluate scholarship begs the question, how will our colleagues outside the digital humanities evaluate our digital work? How can we make our work legible to them? This was the subject of yesterday’s impromptu videoconference discussion.
Last week I attended the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum. I’d like to recap a few of the publishing and digital humanities (DH) talks from DLF & highlight a few interesting things to read.
Report on an panel discussion on an emerging approach to meet challenges of metadata and time management, and its implications for information professionals, called Crowdsourcing & Linked & Open Data: New Ways to Make Collections Visible that SLA@Pratt organized on October 14.
The Telling Stories with Data workshop focused on data as narrative and what that means for visualization
SPARC and the Academic Resources Coalition have released Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Research Report, Version 1.0.
Europe’s leading scientists have pledged to embrace and expand the role of technology in the Humanities. In a Science Policy Briefing released today by the European Science Foundation (ESF), they argue that without Research Infrastructures (RIs) such as archives, libraries, academies, museums and galleries, significant strands of Humanities research would not be possible.