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

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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  • 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. What is #DHThis? Jo 2 TextTextTextTextTextText Monday, September 23, 13
  • 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. 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. How does #DHThis Work? 5 Monday, September 23, 13
  • 6. How does #DHThis Work? 6 Monday, September 23, 13
  • 7. Published on #DHThis7 Monday, September 23, 13
  • 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. 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. #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. #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. #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. #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. 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. And Finally... the #DHThis Cat 15 Monday, September 23, 13

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