Sixteen months after the relaunch of Digital Humanities Now, it is time again to offer a glimpse behind the scenes. While many of the trends we identified in our six month report remain stable, there have been two significant changes in our editorial process. First, we have reduced our publication cycle from daily to twice weekly. Second, we have expanded our editorial team to include 121 Editors-at-Large from the digital humanities community.
This presentation provides an overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web, and an explanation of the experimental methods behind PressForward’s Digital Humanities Now and Journal of Digital Humanities. It also includes a preview of the open source adaptations to WordPress software that PressForward is developing to enable scholarly communities to easily aggregate, select, and credit work published on the open web.
With this fourth issue we wrap up the first year of the Journal of Digital Humanities, and with it, our first twelve months of attempting to find and promote digital scholarship from the open web using a system of layered review. The importance of assessment and the scholarly vetting process around digital scholarship has been foremost in our minds, as it has in the minds of many others this year. As digital humanities continues to grow and as more scholars and disciplines become invested in its methods and results, institutions and scholars increasingly have been debating how to maintain academic rigor while accepting new genres and the openness that the web promotes.
PressForward is experimenting with aggregating real-time conference proceedings for the 2012 Museum Computer Network meeting in Seattle this week. We are trying to build a replicable model for generating inexpensive digital conference proceedings to demonstrate how a museum, library, archive, or scholarly society can aggregate digital materials from symposia, meetings, conferences, and other public programs […]
American History Now is a new PressForward publication and part of a broad effort to reconceive scholarly communication to suit the digital age. It combines some elements of a traditional scholarly journal, particularly the idea of vetting by an editorial board, with new forms of community made possible by digital media. American History Now aims to address some […]
The third issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities is now available online, with options to download as epub, PDF, or iBook. So much of the content of digital humanities begins in the analog world: documents that are scanned and indexed; maps that are recast in GIS; quantities that are converted to machine-readable tables. Although […]
The PressForward team will be leading a workshop on aggregation and curation at THATCamp CHNM, on June 15. Here’s a description of the workshop: Introduction to RSS Aggregation and Curation Do you want an easier way to survey your field in order to identify and redistribute the most important information? In this workshop the editors […]
A report on Scholarly Production and Authoring from the Scholarly Communication Institute’s May 2012 is now available. Dan Cohen presented on PressForward at the meeting, which focused on experimental platforms for scholarly production, as well as shared concerns and opportunities for change in broader areas such as audience, building and sustaining communities, academic workflow, and […]