Monthly Archives: May 2012

Scholarly Communication, Open Education, and Digital Humanities Support Models

Over the past few months, I’ve co-written a working paper on open education and made several presentations, including ones on new models for scholarly communication and digital humanities support models at liberal arts colleges. This post is a catch-all catch-up, an attempt to share this stuff (albeit rather late).

  • “New Models and Modes for Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age” (PDF of PowerPoint) is a presentation that I gave in March at the Association of Research Libraries Leadership and Career Development Program‘s Institute on Transforming Research Library Roles and Scholarly Communication.  It attempts to synthesize innovative approaches to scholarly communication, with a particular focus on peer review (e.g. peer-to-peer, post-publication), publishing models, and business models. [Update, 11/17/12: I corrected a typo on the slide about the number of eprints in arXiv.]
  • Open Education in the Liberal Arts: A NITLE Working Paper, which I co-wrote with my colleague Bryan Alexander, explores the significance of open education (broadly defined) in the liberal arts context. The paper is made available using the CommentPress platform, which reflects our hope to foster discussion. A PDF version is also available.
  • Models for Supporting Digital Humanities at Liberal Arts Colleges (PDF of PPT) looks at the challenges for small colleges in supporting digital humanities initiatives, as well as strategies such as establishing a center (with brief case studies of Hamilton, University of Richmond, and Occidental), inter-institutional collaboration, and integrating with the co-curriculum.  I gave presentation this as part of a Five Colleges of Ohio Next Generation Library workshop hosted by the College of Wooster.