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Vks Presentation, Jankowski,15 Jan2009, Websites & Books, Near Final


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Network Venues & Scholarly Monographs:
Pioneering Initiatives in Publishing e-Scholarship


Scholarly publishers are increasingly incorporating Web sites into facets of the enterprise. Often, such sites primarily serve basic promotional and purchasing functions, but occasionally sites of both publishers and authors reflect other functionalities: search facilities, availability of published text, referral to instructional and research materials, hyperlinks to external sources, opportunity for reader-author exchange. This presentation provides a panoramic overview of Web sites recently prepared by publishers and/or authors that complement traditionally published scholarly monograph. This overview is intended to stimulate discussion of suitable Web functionalities that might be incorporated into monograph publications being prepared by scholars affiliated to the Virtual Knowledge Studio.

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Vks Presentation, Jankowski,15 Jan2009, Websites & Books, Near Final

  1. 1. Network Venues & Scholarly Monographs: Pioneering Initiatives in Publishing e-Scholarship Nick Jankowski VKS Research Meeting 15 January 2009
  2. 2. 15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  3. 3. Outline <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Potporri </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  4. 4. BACKGROUND <ul><li>Book project: e-Research: Transformation of Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>(New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial idea; queries, proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routledge: discussion, contract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VKS memo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting with authors, OII conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delay: ms submitted Dec 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities: literature, sites </li></ul></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  5. 5. Perspective Thompson, John B. (2005). Books in the Digital Age; The Transformation of Academic and Hitgher Education Publishing in Britain and the United States . Cambridge, UK: Polity <ul><li>Chapter 12: The digital revolution and the publishing world </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Which types of content lend themselves to being delivered to end users in electronic formats and why?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Where does the use of new technologies enable content providers to add real value to their content, value which is sufficiently important for end users…that they are willing to pay for it?” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Areas of added value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updatability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Searchability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intertextuality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>multimedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Modifications (NJ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertext links, internal & external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textual revisions, updating (updatability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources: datasets, tools, expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal function (scale) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visualizations: color, dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commentary, exchange, interactivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-forming, collaboration </li></ul></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  6. 6. Potporri <ul><li>Leung, Fung, & Lee (2009). Embedding into our lives; New opportunities and challenges of the Internet . Hong Kong: Chinese University Press . </li></ul><ul><li>Kluver, Jankowski, Foot, & Schneider (2007). The Internet and National Elections: A Comparative Study of Web Campaigning . London : Routledge . </li></ul><ul><li>Howard & Jones (2004). Society Online: The Internet in Context . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage . </li></ul><ul><li>Held (2006). Models of Democracy . 3e ed. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Foot & Schneider (2006). Web campaigning . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press . </li></ul><ul><li>Hine (2008). Systematics as Cyberscience; Computers, Change, and Continuity in Science . Cambridge MA: MIT Press . </li></ul><ul><li>Borgman (2007). Scholarship in the Digital Age; Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet . Cambridge MA: MIT Press . </li></ul><ul><li>Thelwall (2004). Link Analysis: An Information Science Approach . Amsterdam: Elsevier . </li></ul><ul><li>De Nooy, Mrvar, & Batagelj (2005). Exploratory Social Network Analysis with Pajek . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press . </li></ul><ul><li>Suler (1996). The psychology of cyberspace . </li></ul><ul><li>Barak (2008). Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace; Theory, Research, Applications . Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Carpenter et al. (2007). Media technologies and democracy in an enlarged Europe . </li></ul><ul><li>Silver & Massanari (2006). Critical Cyberculture Studies . New York: New York Univ. Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Gantlett (2000, 2004 ). Web.Studies: Rewiring Media Studies for the Digital Age .   </li></ul><ul><li>Turow & Tsui (2008). The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age . Ann Arbor, MI: Univ. of Michigan Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Benkler (2007). The wealth of networks; How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom . New Haven CT: Yale Univ. Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Project for Excellence in Journalism (2007). The state of the news media 2007 . </li></ul><ul><li>Polity Press: Digital Media & Society </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  7. 7. Summary <ul><ul><li>Areas of added value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>access </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Updatability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Searchability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intertextuality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>multimedia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Modifications (NJ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertext links, internal & external: all titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Textual revisions, updating (updatability): Suler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources: datasets, tools, expertise: Thelwall, De Nooy et al., </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal function (scale): none </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>visualizations: color, dynamic, multimedia: Gantlett, Foot & Schneider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search function: Pew </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commentary, exchange, interactivity: none </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community-forming, collaboration: none </li></ul></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  8. 8. Conclusions <ul><ul><li>Little to no: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>interactivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>updating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia (color, videos, images </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portal functionality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion, discourse </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic visualization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ brochure ware’ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Textual presentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Static sites </li></ul></ul></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  9. 9. Discussion (questions) <ul><li>What are the reasons to construct a site? </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges will be encountered? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Author & reader engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional support (publisher, author institutions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web design / creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What implementation strategy will minimize problems? </li></ul><ul><li>What functions when: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visualizations (incl. videos) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs, disc. List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can continued updating / maintenance be ensured? </li></ul><ul><li>How to personalize the scholarly & abstract? </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  10. 10. Planning (tentative & global) <ul><li>Preparation (Feb.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposal: objectives, functionalities, texts, examples </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotion (Mar.-Apr.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authors, organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussions (Routledge, May 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting in NYC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings at ICA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prototype (NCeSS conference, 28-30 June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Operationalization, basic site (Sept. 2009) </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  11. 11. email: 1 <ul><li>X-Original-To: Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:15:39 +0300 </li></ul><ul><li>A.  Barak (Ed.) (2008). Psychological aspects of cyberspace: Theory, research, applications. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Is now available. </li></ul><ul><li>  This book includes contributions by Azy Barak, John Suler, Carina B. Paine Schofield & Adam N. Joinson,  Janet Morahan-Martin, Alexander E. Voiskounsky, Liat Hen, Andrea J. Baker, Monica T. Whitty & William A. Fisher, Yair Amichai-Hamburger, Katelyn Y. A. McKenna (Yael Kaynan), , Sheizaf Rafaeli & Yaron Ariel, , and Ulf-Dietrich Reips. </li></ul><ul><li>An extensive accompanying website is at </li></ul><ul><li>The website includes access to full text pdf files of the chapters in the book, and online discussions of the contents. </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books
  12. 12. email: 2 <ul><li>From: &quot;Christine Hine&quot; <> To: <> Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 16:41:56 -0000 I am mailing with a piece of fairly shameless self-promotion - and a question attached. This is the first anniversary of publication of a book </li></ul><ul><li>which I now totally wish I had called something different and more obvious. I think the book has relevance to some of the AOIR community, and I'm hoping some list members might be able to help me with a question that it leaves me considering. </li></ul><ul><li>The book is Systematics as Cyberscience: Computers, Change and Continuity in Science (MIT Press, 2008, by Christine Hine </li></ul><ul><li>) . </li></ul><ul><li>The book happens to be about biologists, but my main aim was to try and look at the specificity of the Internet to particular circumstances of use, and this domain of science is one site to work through that more general argument. I wanted to see how a particular set of people were negotiating a prevailing political climate of belief in the transformative beneficial capacities of new technologies. To do this study I looked at the development of the policy context, and also tried to engage with the embedding of the Internet into an existing set of communication practices, an institutional structure and a material culture. It's this last bit that leaves me with my current question as I'm working with some of the data that didn't make it into the book. Can anyone suggest to me other recent studies which look at shifts from working with material objects to working with their virtual counterparts? I'm thinking, for example, of interviews I have with someone studying classification of fish, who now often turns to an image which preserves living colour, rather than a preserved specimen which is the &quot;actual&quot; fish, but is now often deemed less satisfactory than the image. I have interviews with people who work with pressed plant specimens, negotiating whether to request specimens on loan or work with images online - and sometimes yearning for the days when they were given good quality colour prints to work with rather than being expected to work off the screen. I'm interested in the transformation of practices of working with material objects as virtual versions come along, and the accompanying respecification of the objects themselves. Can anyone think of parallel examples in other fields of working practice - and recommend published studies that describe them? Maybe there are examples from medicine - anywhere else? Any studies describing the working practices of artists in digital media? </li></ul><ul><li>Best wishes, </li></ul><ul><li>Christine </li></ul>15 Jan. 2009 Websites & Books