#DHThis for Social Media and the Research Cycle, Research without Borders, Columbia University


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Presentation on #DHThis, a community-based aggregator for digital humanities content, for the Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program Research Without Borders Series. http://scholcomm.cul.columbia.edu/2013/08/23/communicating-your-research-social-media-and-the-research-cycle/

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#DHThis for Social Media and the Research Cycle, Research without Borders, Columbia University

  1. 1. #DHThis and the Social Media Research Cycle Adeline Koh @adelinekoh Director of DH@Stockton, Assistant Professor of Literature, Richard Stockton College 1 Monday, September 23, 13
  2. 2. What is #DHThis? Jo 2 TextTextTextTextTextText Monday, September 23, 13
  3. 3. What is #DHThis? Experiment in new forms of publishing Joint project by myself, Roopika Risam (@roopikarisam), Alex Gil (@elotroalex), Jesse Stommel (@jessifer), Martin Eve (@martin_eve) 3 Monday, September 23, 13
  4. 4. What is #DHThis? Community based aggregator based on the Pligg system “Slashdot” for digital humanities Employs voting system Anyone can sign up to be a user/submit 4 Monday, September 23, 13
  5. 5. How does #DHThis Work? 5 Monday, September 23, 13
  6. 6. How does #DHThis Work? 6 Monday, September 23, 13
  7. 7. Published on #DHThis7 Monday, September 23, 13
  8. 8. Why #DHThis? 8 #DHThis provides an alternative framework to the editorial model, where a few editors get to determine what sort of content gets published Only complement: DHNow. But: Also relies on editorial model to showcase content. While DHNow pulls in from many feeds (anyone can add to), these feeds are not easily findable from DHNow site. Note: originally when DHNow was first incepted, they conceived of a similar crowdsourcing platform but switched to editorial because of lack of diversity Monday, September 23, 13
  9. 9. Why #DHThis? But--Digital Humanities growing as a field. #DHThis helps create the forum for a larger community to have a say. #DHThis goal: To provide a platform to share information & give feedback for/ within a community. 9 Monday, September 23, 13
  10. 10. #DHThis Goals Create a community-based system/platform Aims to both build community and provide framework for community to interact Also through “Groups” allows the formation of different communities/subcommunities 10 Monday, September 23, 13
  11. 11. #DHThis & the Research Cycle Serves to demonstrate what a community finds engaging about different subjects Way to get initial feedback/craft reactions to a project/find better ways of expressing it 11 Monday, September 23, 13
  12. 12. #DHThis & the Research Cycle Extends functions of blogs by signal boosting their content. Additionally provides information abt who might be interested in your work through upvotes/comments 12 Monday, September 23, 13
  13. 13. #DHThis Limitations Popularity Contest? Up/Down Voting not adequate for academic subjects? Downvoting does not help with community building Categories on header cannot be dynamically determined by individual user 13 Monday, September 23, 13
  14. 14. Next Steps Next iterations of #DHThis: Possible employment of Reddit platform, to allow for user-generated subreddits Hackathon/Theory-athon at #DH2014, and maybe this afternoon at Studio@Butler 14 Monday, September 23, 13
  15. 15. And Finally... the #DHThis Cat 15 Monday, September 23, 13