SCI 8 Readings
Recommended Background Readings
- Michael Clarke, Why Hasn’t Scientific Publishing Been Disrupted Already? From The Scholarly Kitchen: What is Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing. Short (3200 words) piece on what causes disruption in publishing and why digital technologies have not yet disrupted scientific publishing, even though the World Wide Web was designed to do just that.
- Digital Humanities Now. Digital Humanities Now is a real-time, crowdsourced publication. It takes the pulse of the digital humanities community and tries to discern what articles, blog posts, projects, tools, collections, and announcements are worthy of greater attention.
- Barbara Fister, Getting Serious About Digital Humanities | Peer to Peer Review.
- Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New-model scholarship, “practicing what it preaches.”
- Deborah R. Gerhardt and Madelyn F. Wessel, Fair Use and Fairness on Campus, from North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 11, Summer 2010.
- Diane Harley, Sophia Krzys Acord, Sarah Earl-Novell, Shannon Lawrence, and C. Judson King (January 2010). Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines In-depth qualitative study by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley. Both executive summary and first chapter (overview) present important issues such as publication, audience, collaboration, public engagement within the framework of disciplines.
- Jennifer Howard, Digital Repositories Foment a Quiet Revolution in Scholarship.
- Laura Mandell, The Future of Humanities Scholarship in the Digital World. A talk that provides background on NINES and other digital scholarly editing projects.
- Bethany Nowviskie, Uninvited Guests: Regarding Twitter at Invitation-Only Academic Events. An essay framing some issues in scholarly communication and providing background to our consideration of the role of social media at SCI.
- Ken Price, Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What’s in a Name, from Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no.3 (Summer 2009).
- Papers from the conference, The Shape of Things to Come: Online Humanities Scholarship available at: http://shapeofthings.org/papers/. Of particular relevance to SCI 8: Daniel J. Cohen, The Idols of Scholarly Publishing; and Chuck Henry, Rice University Press
- Adrian Johns, The Nature of the Book