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New Forms of Collaboration in Humanities Research

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    • Social Scholarship and Collaboration Can We All Just Work Together? New Forms of Collaboration in Humanities Research: Technological Enablers ! 28 January 2014
    • Blinkist
    • Readings ‣ ‣ Spiro : Signs Social Scholarship is Catching On Friedlander: Asking Questions
    • "the practice of scholarship in which the use of social tools is an integral part of the research and publishing process"
    • Spiro’s Evidence ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Individual commitment by scholars to open access Development of open access publishing outlets Availability of tools to support collaboration Experiments with social peer review Development of social networks to support open exchanges of knowledge Support for collaboration by funding agencies More broadly, universities are emphasizing community as key part of graduate education.
    • Spiro’s Challenges to DS ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Lack of awareness of social scholarship Intellectual property concerns Skepticism about the quality of electronic-only publications Lack of recognition for social scholarship Lack of time to make work available online Cultural obstacles Need for sound economic models for open access publication
    • Spiro’s Proposals ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Develop tools that enable researchers to what they already do, but better; Make social scholarship cool; Assuage concerns about intellectual property; Experiment with new models for open access publication; Make the case that social scholarship is good and good for you
    • Freidlander ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ A New Langauage A New way of framing big questions as smaller tasks A New means of communicating to deal with magnitude/ velocity/acceleration - inundation The Space and Time conundrum ‣ ‣ ‣ Other disciplines do one or the other - not both —> Social Networking Call for infrastructure —> DARIAH
    • Objective ‣ What does collaboration 'really' mean? ! ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ A Few tools and couple case studies Crowdsourcing transcription Crowdsourcing Contributions to Content Open Source Development
    • How Do You Engage? ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Twitter Mailing Lists / Listservs (HUMANIST) Academia.edu/ResearchGate Quora Use of CommentPress/Diges.it Attending Conferences Forums Dropbox / Google Drive Digital Humanities Blogs Email Seminars Webinars ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ LinkedIn Groups Moodle Skype Virtual Conferences Snail Mail Research Institutes Face-to-Face Engagement Zotero Groups Hastac.org Humanist Archives Workshops Podcasts (Dan Cohen)
    • Wordpress as Examplar ‣ Matt Mullenweg: The Four Freedoms (http://ma.tt/ 2014/01/four-freedoms/) ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ 9.2M dowloads in Decemeber 2013 29,000 free plug-ins created over 100,000+ make a living directly from WordPress 21% of all websites in the world powered by WP
    • Roosevelt to Stallman 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from want. Freedom from fear. 2. 3. 4. Freedom to run the program, for any purpose. Freedom to study how the program works
 and change it to work as you wish. Freedom to redistribute copies
 so you can help your neighbor. Freedom to distribute copies of your modified
 versions, giving the community a chance
 to benefit from your changes.
    • "The most experienced entrepreneurs can cling to the concept that your idea is something precious that must be protected from the world, and meted out in a controlled way. Lots of us hang on to the assumption that scarcity creates a proprietary advantage. It’s how many non-tech markets work."
    • "The four freedoms don’t limit us as creators — they open possibilities for us as creators and consumers.When you apply them to software, you get Linux,Webkit/Chrome, and WordPress.When you apply them to medicine, you get the Open Genomics Engine, which is accelerating cancer research and bringing us closer to personalized treatment. When you apply them to companies, you get radically geographically distributed, results-based organizations like Automattic.When you apply them to events you get TEDx, Barcamp, and WordCamp.When you apply them to knowledge, you get Wikipedia."
    • Language of Access Project ‣ ‣ Kings College London A DH Module based on: ‣ ‣ ‣ Practical skills training on the running of focus groups for members of the general public Some of the tricks of search engine optimisation that may help make your research more visible on Google Explore the potential of Linked Data – a new web technology that promises to transform access to research in the years to come.
    • HASTAC
 (Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory) ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ http://hastac.org €€€€’s Fellowships Networks Visualisation and Topologisation
    • Collaborating: HubZERO ‣ ‣ http://hubzero.org Modules Include: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Person Services Resource Management Issue Tracker Code or Data Repository Website/Wiki Documentation Management
    • Collaborating: GitHUB ‣ ‣ https://github.com/ Modules Include: ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Resource Management Issue Tracker Code or Data Repository Website/Wiki Documentation Management
    • Collaboration/Project Management: BaseCamp ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ https://basecamp.com Project Management Integrated Messaging Resource Management Scheduling Document Sharing
    • Transcribing Bentham
    • Scripto ‣ ‣ ‣ Alternatives Also Mediawiki Based and works on top: ‣ ‣ ‣ Omeka Wordpress Drupal
    • Zooniverse ‣ http://zooniverse.org ! ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Space, Climate, Nature, Biology Citizen Scientists = Crowdsourcing Nearly 1M registered partners Old Weather
    • Old Weather
    • Themes ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ Openess Open Access Horizontal and Dynamic Research Communities based on networking and interaction Natural quality control Collaborative research New forms of electronic publication Multidisciplinary and multilanguage Confident and proactive
    • Engagement ‣ ‣ ‣ ‣ How can a forum or twitter augment traditional courseware delivery? Who pays for open access? How can open access to research products be sustained and maintained? How can national libraries be engaged in this process?
    • Next Week: Finding Please take a look at: The Europeana Strategic Plan
    • Thank You shawn.day@ucc.ie @iridium