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Digital Scholarly Communication @Claremont Colleges


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This presentation considers the changing nature of the scholarly record and applies the findings of NMC Horizons Report Library Edition 2014 to the Claremont Colleges Library's institutional repository.

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Digital Scholarly Communication @Claremont Colleges

  1. 1. Digital Scholarly Communication @ Claremont Colleges Ashley Sanders PhD Candidate DH Specialist
  2. 2. What Now? 1. Fast Trends (1-2 years): Increasing focus on research data management for publications Prioritize mobile content & delivery 2. Mid-Range Trends (3-5 years): Evolution of scholarly record Increasing accessibility of research content 3. Long-Range Trends (5+ years): Continual progress in technology, standards, and infrastructure New forms of multi-disciplinary research
  3. 3. Fast Trends: Research Data Management and Mobile Content Delivery @Claremont Suggestions Structured data: Using URIs to name digital objects and link related resources. Begin implementing now but it is also a long-range trend Access to research databases & data visualizations Integration of various media in scholarly publishing Mobile Apps Resources & Examples LOD for Newcomers: http://documentingcappadocia.newmedialab.cuny.e du/linked-data-for-the-uninitiated-part-1/ Visualizing historiography: U-Mass Re-use & Re-distribution Guidelines: s/services-for-faculty/data-management/data-management- plan-guidance/re-use-and-re-distribution/ University of AZ mobile#other Mobile Brown University: 1.
  4. 4. Multiple Word http://Clouds– 3d/ 10-Year Spans Data Visualizations David J. Staley, Scott A. French and Bill Ferster, “Visual Historiography: Visualizing ‘The Literature of a Field’”, Poster Presented at DH2013 and featured in JDH 3:1 (Spring 2014). http://journalofdigitalhumanities .org/3-1/visual-historiography-visualizing- Phrase Net - x’s Topic Modeling By Time – Most Common The call for visualizing “Big Data” has generated a groundswell of interest among historians and humanities scholars, as demonstrated by the international response to the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2010 and 2011 Digging into Data challenges. Exemplary efforts from the first two rounds of projects suggest the great potential for visualizing large repositories of primary sources for historical insight. Our project treats a peer-reviewed scholarly journal – Florida Historical Quarterly, housed at the University of Central Florida – as a dataset to be analyzed and visualized. In applying macro-level reading and text-mining tools to the secondary literature of a scholarly field, we are making visible patterns of topical coverage. In this poster, we present the results of our case study. We machine-read over 1500 research articles across the entire 85 year run of the journal (1924-2009) and identified the top 100 key terms. (The top key term “Indian” is located at the center of the visualization; the rest of the key term list expands out from the middle.) We then arrayed each of these key terms according to the number of times the key term appears per year in order to develop a “macro-reading” of the journal. Key terms were identified using the Data For Research application developed by JSTOR. The key terms were determined using term frequency–inverse document frequency (TF-IDF), a statistical measure of how important a word is in a given document. We have generated two such visualizations from this data: a 2-D chart and the same data as a 3-D interactive “topology” (the latter soon to be “translated” into a physical sculpture.) the-literature-of-a-field/ Heat Map 1.
  5. 5. Access to Research Data Sets Source: Left: C. Tenopir Et Al. Plos One 6, E21101 (2011); Right: Tenopir/Allard/Sandusky/Birch/NSF Dataone Project. In “Publishing Frontiers: The Library Reboot.” 1.
  6. 6. Marketing Scholarship@Claremont Scholarship@Claremont on Twitter Link to it on the library home page Invite faculty and students to do lightning talks and longer interviews about their research Create a YouTube stream to feature them and embed it in the website Showcase multimedia publications, interactive digital projects & scholars’ websites Host an “induction” ceremony each term for scholars whose work has been added to the database *
  7. 7. Mid-Range Trends (3-5 years): Evolution of Scholarly Record @Claremont Suggestions Access to grey literature through Scholarship@Claremont: Conference proceedings, white papers, lab reports, etc. Stay current on digital publication trends to advise administrators, faculty & grad students. Blogs, Twitter, & Digital scholarship assessment: Resources & Examples Grey Lit Database: Innovating Communication in Scholarship (ICIS) @UC Davis: e_id=259 microBEnet: The Microbiology of the Built Environment: H-Net: 2.
  8. 8. New Forms of Scholarly Communication & Publication 2. The Orbis Project from Stanford: For more information, see: JDH 1:3
  9. 9. New Forms of Scholarly Communication & Publication 2. Other examples of digital scholarship include: Mapping the Republic of Letters (Stanford): Shaping the West (Stanford): site/project.php?id=997 Hypercities (UCLA): Van Gogh Letters (Van Gogh Museum):
  10. 10. Long-Range Trends (5+ years): Technology, Standards and Infrastructure @Claremont Suggestions Re-envisioning library services Maker-spaces DH Lab Virtual meeting & research collaboration platforms Facilitating multidisciplinary research Demo such research Create interactive spaces Host intercollegiate networking opportunities Resources & Examples GVSU Tech Showcase: owcase/ LMU|LA Library: elibrary/spaces/#d.en.90115 Scholars’ Lab Maker Space @ UVA: space/ Heurist Collaborative Digital Workspace 3.
  11. 11. The Early Days of H-Net Listserv
  12. 12. H-Net Today: The Commons
  13. 13. H-Net Project Types
  14. 14. Supporting Claremont Experience with multiple platforms, technologies, and projects in diverse disciplines Training scholars to re-conceptualize the digital environment Facilitating digital scholarship, data visualization, and publication Guiding collaborative, multi-disciplinary projects in a digital space Building digital repositories and conducting workshops on metadata, copyright, and digitization best practices Marketing in a university setting
  15. 15. Charting new territory @Claremont We need to know about: How faculty and students use current resources Users’ “wish lists” Marketing to point users to resources Technology trends Changing copyright and intellectual property laws Community collaboration Revenue streams
  16. 16. Challenges Potential Solutions Embedding libraries in the curriculum Coordinate with departments to train faculty how to integrate information & digital literacy in their courses Capturing & archiving the digital outputs of research as collection material Continue to expand the data captured, archived, and made accessible through Scholarship@Claremont. Competition from alternative avenues of discovery • Student and faculty instruction • Developing intuitive and efficient digital workflows • Meet users where they’re at – social media, mobile apps, and integrated searchable databases (like Sherlock) • Content tailoring and suggestions for source discovery Embracing the need for radical change Work with local government officials, community and business leaders to stay abreast of emerging technology trends and form partnerships to extend library services and access to technology Maintaining ongoing integration, interoperability and collaborative projects Build strategic partnerships with other libraries and the OCLC to offer integrated services and an interoperable system with access to aggregated sources and resources.
  17. 17. Technology Developments and Implications Technology Implications Electronic Publishing E-publishing workflows, storage capacity, linking research and digital publication, as well as software tools to visualize e-pubs and complex data Mobile Apps Resource discovery, library orientation, annotation, and guidance through the research process Bibliometrics and Citation Technologies, including Altmetrics Advance the impact of Claremont scholars’ work to stay on the cutting edge of research and garner further funding Open Content Changing role of librarians in creating and advising on OER projects (i.e. selecting & documenting relevant, credible open content) Internet of Things Inventory management and UX in real-time & physical spaces Semantic Web & Linked Data Library catalog metadata need to be interoperable part of semantic web &