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Scholarship, Art, or Fun?!

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A talk by Cheryl E. Ball on digital scholarship given at Miami University of Ohio.

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Scholarship, Art, or Fun?!

  1. 1. Scholarship, Art, or Fun?! Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Digital Publications Dr. Cheryl E. Ball
  2. 2. Contexts of Digital Scholarship <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplinary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>What do you think of when you hear “digital scholarship”? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Digital Scholarship? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Digital archives </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multimodality </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hypertext </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Risky </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not-real (virtual) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not serious </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Techie </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond me </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Spectrum of Digital Scholarship <ul><li>print-like  webtext  born-digital </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Institutional? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Disciplinary? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Assumptions About Print-Based Scholarship Bibliography Been published; already been reviewed We know the authors Academic press Canonical-ish Clear argument witin the discipline(s) Been cited by other scholars we know who already have academic reputations On reading lists Follows methodology of the field Engages in new disciplinary convos Creates new disciplinary terminology School affiliation.cultural capital
  6. 6. My Assumptions About Digital Scholarship
  7. 7. A Digital Scholarship Manifesto
  8. 8. Evaluating Digital Scholarship <ul><li>What lenses/traditions/genres did you use? </li></ul><ul><li>What was unexpected? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you (or did you?) reconcile gaps in meaning-making? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation Strategies Your similarities here!
  10. 10. Ways to Show Value in Digital Scholarship <ul><ul><ul><li>textual performances </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>seminars/colloquia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>in-text reading/analysis guides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>extra-textual T&P binder narratives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>co-articles in print journals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>pre-production commentary/review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>post-production commentary/review </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>tenured(?) scholars writing reviews </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Ways to Show Value in Digital Scholarship <ul><ul><li>Local issues and strategies? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you <ul><ul><li>Dr. Cheryl E. Ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illinois State University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ceball.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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