RECOMMENDED: Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship (INKE)

In 2018, Implementing New Knowledge Environments Partnership (INKE) brought together nearly 60 researchers, students, librarians, and academic-aligned groups to explore topics of scholarly communication, open access, and community engagement at Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship. Published as a special issue by the same name in the journal KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies and ...

RECOMMENDED: Archiving DH, Part 3

In March of this year, dh+lib Review highlighted “Archiving DH Part 1: The Problem” and “Archiving DH Part 2: The Problem in Detail,” published by the University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab on their blog. They have just published “Archiving DH Part 3: The Long View,” written by Brandon Butler, Amanda Visconti, and Ammon Shepherd. The ...

RECOMMENDED: “Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research”

Eleanor Dickson (HathiTrust), Harriett Green (Washington University), Amanda Henley (UNC Chapel Hill), and Terese Heidenwolf (Lafayette College) recently presented “Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research” at ACRL 2019. The presentation discussed the findings of their three-year study “Digging Deeper, Reaching Further: Libraries Empowering Users to Mine the HathiTrust Digital Library Resources” (DDRF), a project ...

RECOMMENDED: The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper

David M. Frohlich, Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh (both University of Surrey), et al. have published “The Cornwall a-book: An Augmented Travel Guide Using Next Generation Paper” in the Journal of Electronic Publishing. Their article describes the creation of two editions of an augmented book, or “a-book,” that serves as a guide to Cornwall. From the paper’s abstract: ...

RECOMMENDED: Data Stewardship Week in an Academic Library: An Overview

Caitlin Harrington, Kenneth Haggerty, and Rachel Elizabeth Scott (University of Memphis) have published, “Data Stewardship Week in an Academic Library: An Overview” in College & Research Libraries News, which discusses the creation of a library-wide event called Data Stewardship Week (DSW) at the University of Memphis (UM) Libraries. The event aimed to present best practices ...

RECOMMENDED: Bethany Nowviskie, “from the grass roots”

Bethany Nowviskie (CLIR, DLF, University of Virginia -> James Madison University) recently spoke at Research Libraries UK, a conference held at the Wellcome Collection in London, and she has posted her talk, “from the grass roots.” Confessing that she’s “not a believer in dispassionate and disinterested neutrality,” Nowviskie problematizes neutrality in libraries and academia generally, ...

RECOMMENDED: A Season of Women in Culture and Technology, Europeana Pro

Europeana Pro recently launched an initiative, Season of Women in Culture and Technology, a series of posts spotlighting leading women in the digital and GLAM sectors through interviews and profiles. The initiative aims “to empower women and increase their participation in the digital economy,” and “highlight the achievements of both modern and historical women.” Posts ...

RECOMMENDED: Archiving DH, Parts 1 and 2

The University of Virginia’s Scholars’ Lab has recently published a series of posts on the issues involved in archiving digital humanities on their blog. “Archiving DH Part 1: The Problem,” by Ammon Shepard (Scholars’ Lab) focuses on laying out the issue of maintaining digital humanities projects over time. Shepard bemoans the current state of planning ...

RECOMMENDED: Research data: To keep or not to keep?

A recent study, “Research data: To keep or not to keep?”, by Neil Beagrie (Charles Beagrie Ltd) aims to assist researchers in determining whether or not data collected should be retained. According to the study, reproducibility and research integrity and the potential for reuse of data for research are the primary factors in determining to keep ...

RECOMMENDED: Can we decolonize OER/Open? #DecolonizeOpen

Taskeen Adam (University of Cambridge), Maha Bali (American University in Cairo), Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams (University of Cape Town), and Tannis Morgan (BCcampus) have published a guest blog on the OER19 website. In “Can we decolonize OER/Open? #DecolonizeOpen,” Adam, Bali, Hodgkinson-Williams, and Morgan break down how decolonization, diversity, and inclusion, while seemingly in-line with the goals of the open educational ...

RECOMMENDED: Applying an Ethics of Care to Internet Research: Gamergate and Digital Humanities

This article from Todd Suomela, Florence Chee, Bettina Berendt, and Geoffrey Rockwell published in Digital Studies examines key ethical issues that are continuing to emerge from the task of archiving data scraped from online sources such as social media sites, blogs, and forums, particularly pertaining to online harassment and hostile groups. The study involves a primary research ...