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Evaluation of digital humanities

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  • 1. Evaluation of digital humanities: an interdisciplinary approach Anna Maria Tammaro University of Parma IRCDL, Rome February, 1st, 2013
  • 2. Research question Can we evaluate digital products and publications with current quality indicators and the same procedures of printed publications? Do we need alternatives to the peer review?
  • 3. What? Publications with an editorial process (PDF) Hybrid only with documentation NOT publications which are marked, hypertextual, dynamic, multimedia and INTERDISCIPLINARY: − LOM, OER − Blog Website − WIKI − Text analysis − Digital asset
  • 4. WHY? Institutional evaluation − Accountability − Financement − Ranking Individual evaluation − Tenure − Career − Rewarding
  • 5. WHO? Publishers − Reviewers Experts − GEV, Quality Agency Collaborative assessment − Zotero, Citulike, Connotea, Refworks, Mendeley, 2collab, Mekentosj
  • 6. WHERE? Catalogues, Bibliographies, Registries Institutional repositories Open Access Journals Personal or Department Website
  • 7. WHEN? Ex ante Ex post
  • 8. HOW? Peer review − QI based upon affiliation and disciplinar consensu − Cultural barriers, bias Bibliometrics − QI Citations, quantitative measurements − Impact Factors, H-index, Eigenfactor − Examples: Scimago, Latindex, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar Combination of the two − Examples: Mesur, Merlot, Open Edit
  • 9. Collaborative Assessment Tool: KOS Construction of an ontology which evidences the junctions / hubs and relationships existing between digital publications in the Digital Humanities in Italy Construction of a Knowledge Organisation System, as a supporting tool for the choices of quality evaluation. Included in Linking Open Data Project Cloud (LOD), which is at the moment the most important concrete development of the Semantic Web.
  • 10. Conclusions Some solutions can be found to the evaluation of digital products and publications by taking advantage of information and communication technology There is the need to analyze and propose solutions to theoretical, organizational, educational and legislative issues to ensure a virtuous cycle of publications evaluation.
  • 11. Thank you for your attention! Contact:Annamaria.tammaro@unipr.it

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