Category: digital scholarship

BC Campus Article

BCcampus has just published an article on my work with Stephen Ross and Agile Humanities to develop the Open Modernisms Book Builder project–with collaboration from the entire Open Modernisms team. This open source, freely available platform allows students and professors to upload out-of-copyright material to a central repository. Items can then be collated into a course pack that can be… Read more →

Evaluating Digital Scholarship

The MLA has released its long-awaited guidelines for evaluating digital scholarship: http://www.mla.org/guidelines_evaluation_digital The following guidelines are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form. Read more →

“Fun with Copyright”

My Research Assistant, Kaarina Mikalson, has just posted a lovely blog piece on copyright over at the EMiC blog. She shares some great resources with the community (especially for Canadian scholars): http://editingmodernism.ca/2012/04/fun-with-copyright/ Read more →

What the Digital Humanities Needs to Learn from Turbotax

On June 9, 2010, Wired.com ran a story announcing the intention of DARPA, the experimental research arm of the United States Department of Defense, to create “mission planning software” based on the popular tax-filing software, Turbotax. What fascinated the DoD was that Turbotax “encoded” a high level of knowledge expertise into its software allowing people with “limited knowledge of [the] tax… Read more →