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  • 1. The Digital Scholar how technology is transforming scholarly practice Martin Weller creator: Gerald Louw
  • 2. free open access book Under Creative Commons License htt://www.bloomsburyacademic.com/view/Digit alScholar 9781849666275/bookba9781849666275.xnl
  • 3. book published in different formats • • • • e-book softcover hardcover iPad read PDF
  • 4. book an example of digital scholarship change in publishing change in knowledge dissemination
  • 5. Weller (2011) scholarly practice is seeing changes effected by the adoption and implementation of new technologies
  • 6. Chapter 1 - 14 Chapter 1 trilogy: digital, network, openness. transformation Weller(2011, 4) people become less defined by institution and more by the online identity they establish •
  • 7. Chapters 2 - 4 Chapters 2 and 3 Not applicable to an academic library situation Chapter 4 This chapter deals with scholarship and digital scholarship Boyer points stands out in this chapter
  • 8. Weller (2011, 42 - 43) Boyer includes the following aspects discovery (new knowledge) integration (interdisciplinary work) application (applying of knowledge) teaching (teaching aspect) • • • •
  • 9. Chapter 5 Is about research and new technologies crowdsourcing comes to the front inline with Boyer’s discovery Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy has Wikipedia-type approach open approach to data gathering • •
  • 10. Chapters 6 - 8 Explain functions of Boyer in-depth Chapters 9 - 12 are more scholarly content
  • 11. Chapter 10 Network weather Weller (2011, 114) metaphor adopted is one by Adam Greenfield (2010) he termed “network weather” Weller (2011, 116) discussed a conference and changes technology brings about. twitter, live video streaming, blogging, slideshare presentations, cloudworks
  • 12. Chapter 11 Challenges in digital scholarship Harley et al. (2010) “three legged stool” research teaching service management • • •
  • 13. Chapter 11 continuing digital scholarship barriers recognising digital scholarship digital scholarship guidelines delineate and communicate responsibilities engage qualified reviewers seek interdisciplinary advice stay informed about accessibility issues • • • •
  • 14. Chapter 12 publishing three concepts digital networked open approach open access publishing • • •
  • 15. Chapter 13 avoiding extremism superficiality (many Web 2.0 simple functions) quality (appreciating different levels of quality) brain damage forgetting and identity property and ownership
  • 16. Chapter 14 digital resilience reluctant to adopt new practices engagement with technology reflecting on changing scholarly practices governmental and funding body level discipline level
  • 17. thank you

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