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1 Doing Digital Scholarship: Principles & Practices, Tools & Resources Saga of a Textbook Project eHumanities Research Meeting 10 November 2011 Nicholas W. Jankowski Visiting Fellow, KNAW e-Humanities Groupe-Humanities Group

2 Overview Background Objectives Features Contents Illustrations – Models – Websites – Tools  Periodic intermezzos for discussion 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group2

3 Background Initially: dictionary for digital media studies Subsequently: textbook providing conceptual framework Polity Press series Digital Media & Society Now: Doing Digital Scholarship What & why: Changes in focus Relation 2 nd & 3 rd foci Relations to other projects (e.g., e-Research volume, Internet research, NM&S) 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group3

4 Book: Objectives & Audiences – Objectives To acquaint readers with tools, skills, resources for conducting scholarship in a digital and networked environment To provide illustrations / cases of digital scholarship To build on / extend methodology textbooks To complement course instruction; suitable for online & classroom venues Note: a textbook; not original scholarship, not ‘new knowledge’ – Target audiences: university / college level Undergraduate: upper-division Graduate: masters-level programs Across disciplines in SSH 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group4

5 Features: Structure, Website – Uniform chapter structure Generic chapter outline with section divisions Boxed texts, e.g., descriptions of tools, cases of digital scholarship Annotated references & resources Exercises / assignments / study questions – Accompanying website Excerpts from chapter materials (‘trailers’, not full text) Supplementary materials – readings – links – exercises Instructor’s guide; course syllabus; other syllabi Website: not advanced ‘enhanced publication’ 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group5

6 Features: Style Active tense, first person Academic, but not excessively scholarly Informal, but without excess 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group6

7 Illustrations of University-level Textbooks Aspects of the genre Book design – Color – Figures, schemas, tables – Book format – Page layout Features – Boxed text – Examples, cases Exercises – Study questions – assignments Resources – Glossary – (Annotated) bibliography – (complementary) website – Institutions, centers, programs – Website links 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group7

8 Intermezzo 1: Questions / Comments 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group8

9 Table of Contents: short version (tentative) Queries Importance Weight Order Difficulty / complexity 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group9

10 Table of Contents: long version 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group10

11 Intermezzo 2: Questions / Comments 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group11

12 Models of Scholarship Basic schemas of empirical research Source: Google ImagesGoogle Images Empirical cycle: A. D. de Groot 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group12

13 Models of Scholarship: Recent Model: 1

14 Models of Scholarship Recent Model: 2 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group14

15 Models of Scholarship: Recent Model: 3 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group15

16 Models of Scholarship eResearch Model

17 Intermezzo 3: Questions / Comments 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group17

18 Websites Accompanying Textbooks SAGE: Mass Communication TheoryMass Communication Theory Palgrave: Skills4StudySkills4Study Pearson: Research methodsResearch methods 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group18

19 Tools: Identifying Tools for Digital Scholarship Source: Bulger et al. (2011) Reinventing Research? Information Practices in the Humanities, p. 63. Report available herehere 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group19

20 Tools: Identifying Resources for Digital Scholarship Online Learning: The Chronicle's 2011 Special Report (6 Nov. 2011) From Homeric Writings to Cellphone Forensics, Some Favorite Online Resources Question posed: What Web resources have you found most useful in teaching and research? 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group20

21 Tools: Enhanced Publications on iPad Chronicle story (6 Nov. 2011) From Homeric Writings to Cellphone Forensics, Some Favorite Online Resources

22 Intermezzo 4: Identifying Web Resources Chronicle query: What Web resources have you found most useful in teaching and research? 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group22

23 Tools: Mind / Concept Mapping Mind mapping collaboratory tools Robin Good, 2009 masternewmedia 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group23

24 Tools: Mind Mapping Google Plus

25 Tools: OU Mind Mapping software

26 Tools: Software for Collaboration Robin Good, 2011 Mindmeister map Categories

27 Tools: Collaboration with Google Groups / Docs

28 Illustration: Hermeneuti Text Analysis

29 Intermezzo 4: General Discussion Personal concerns & challenges Suitability of eResearch framework Relation of project to originally contracted book Preparing text appropriate for students at different levels of competence; from different disciplines Completing book manuscript...with urgency Invitation: reviewers of manuscript (e.g., colleagues, members of target groups; non-blind, closed) Questions / Comments 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group29

30 Thank You! Nicholas W. Jankowski Visiting Fellow, KNAW e-Humanities Groupe-Humanities Group 10 November2011KNAW e-Humanities Group30


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