our Roles Four Roles for
Digital Scholars and the Skills They Need Jeremy Boggs Creative Lead Center for History and New Media
About Jeremy ‣ Creative Lead
at the Center for History and New Media ‣ I'm a web designer/web developer/information architect/project manager. ‣ PhD student in the Department of History and Art History at Mason ‣ Currently teach Clio Wired 2 at George Mason, slated to teach History in the Digital Age at American University.
History and New Media at
Mason ‣ Two required new media courses ‣ Clio Wired 1 – Intellectual and theoretical issues ‣ Clio Wired 2 – Practical issues and skills ‣ Minor Field in History and New Media ‣ Two additional courses ‣ Independent readings ‣ Minor Field Statement
Project Manager – Skills and
Tools Some Skills and Tools: ‣ Project management software and techniques. ‣ Wikis and collaborative writing tools. ‣ Organizing and running meetings. ‣ Conference call, video chat. ‣ Balance theoretical and practical. ‣ Manage people.
Project Manager – Why? Digital
scholarship is best when it is collaborative. Project Managers strive for teamwork and cooperation, organize people with seemingly disparate skill sets to collaborate toward a common goal.
Information Manager – Skills and
Tools ‣ Search (More than Google). ‣ Using Zotero, CiteULike, Connotea, other bibliographic collecting and sharing services. ‣ RSS/Newsreader ‣ Metadata Standards ‣ Information Architecture ‣ Site Maps ‣ Page Wireframes ‣ Content Inventories
Information Manager – Why? Abundance
of available information makes managing it, critiquing it, using it effectively even more valuable. Need people who respect information, can help others find and use it.
Outreach Coordinator – Why? Information
moves quickly, more projects are produced. Need skills of an outreach coordinator to track those changes, connect with users, ensure that your project is relevant outside your niche.