The world of scholarly publishing is changing. It’s important to both learn how to work with the challenges and opportunities that come with these changes and also to help to create the changes you’d like to see. This series will be a set of conversations between members of the Duke community paired with hands-on workshops for participants interested in learning about platforms, practices and skills mentioned during these conversations. We’ll explore what changes have already happened, ones that are on the horizon and the trends that brought them about. What challenges do they pose, and what opportunities do they bring? We’ll discuss what you can do to succeed in these changing spaces, where to get help in the library and on campus, and how to create change in your own communities.

 Themes:

  • Publishing as Conversation
  • On Being An Author: Authorship, Credit, and the Commons
  • Metrics, Alt-metrics, and Impact: What if weÂ’re looking at all the wrong things?
  • Technology & Publishing as Pedagogy

Upcoming Events

What do computer scientists tweet? [Munch & Mull]
September 25, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

How do the tweeting habits of computer scientists differ from those of the general population, and what are the implications for measuring research impact in this field? Join us as we explore Marco Schmidt and Robert Jäschke's 2017 article that investigates the value of Twitter in scientific communication.
EVENT INFO

 

Digital Storytelling (part 1)
September 28, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

With a focus on using digital archives and collections of objects, this session will cover storytelling with maps, timeline tools, and more. Co-presenter: Brian Norberg, Trinity Technology Services.
REGISTRATION

 

Digital Storytelling (part 2)
October 5, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

This session will focus on telling stories about single digital objects via annotation, crowdsourcing data, and other approaches. Co-presenter: Brian Norberg, Trinity Technology Services.
REGISTRATION

 

Assessing Digital Publication
October 12, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

In this workshop, we will learn about the history and present state of impact metrics. We'll exmaine the ways that tools like Altmetric and Impact Story track the sharing and citation of scholarship, what data they can and can't capture, and how to interpret the results they supply. Co-presenter: Paolo Mangiafico, Duke Libraries.
REGISTRATION

 

Copyright and Fair Use in Digital Publishing
October 19, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

In this session, we will learn about the legal issues surrounding digital publication and think about how to license our own works for publication and reuse. Participants are encouraged to bring questions, problems, or examples for discussion. Co-presenter: Dave Hansen, Director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication, Duke Libraries.
REGISTRATION

 

The Audiences of Digital Publishing: Outreach and Engagement
October 26, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

How do successful projects engage with their audiences? We'll learn about approaches to connecting with users, promoting digital publications, and using social media for scholarship. Guest presenter: Liz Milewicz, Duke Libraries Digital Scholarship Services.
REGISTRATION

 

Using online tools to build undergraduate research skills [Munch & Mull]
October 30, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm, Breedlove Conference Room (Rubenstein 349)

How can online tools improve students’ research skills? Adela Deanova (Philosophy doctoral candidate and 2016-2017 Bass Instructional Fellow) discusses her use of Sakai and Pebble Pad to create modular archival research activities for students in Professor Janiak's Gender and Philosophy course.
REGISTRATION

 

Problems in Digital Publishing: Data Portability
November 2, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

This session will provide an overview of some common data migration/preservation tasks and describe best practices for ensuring that your digital work stays portable and sustainable. Co-presenter: Brian Norberg, Trinity Technology Services.
REGISTRATION

 

Problems in Digital Publishing: Defining and Managing Workflows
November 9. 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

We'll look at different needs and tools for coordinating digital publishing workflows. with specific attention to cross-platform integration (Google Drive, Box, etc) and the ease of adapting their affordances to common parts of the the digital scholarship lifecycle. Co-presenter: Liz Milewicz, Duke Libraries Digital Scholarship Services.
REGISTRATION

 

Problems in Digital Publishing: Metadata. Discovery, Linked Open Data
November 16, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

This workshop will help participants understand how to make digital resources easier to discover, reuse, and query. Beginning with an overview of linked open data, we'll study examples of how digital publishing/scholarship projects have made their data open for creative remixing and open research.
REGISTRATION

 

How to Make It Last
November 30, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)

What decisions shape digital publishing projects and help to ensure their longevity? What kinds of institutional and grant support foster continued growth? What technological factors are important in project durability?
REGISTRATION  

Previous Events

Introduction: What is Digital Publishing?
September 7, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)
A brief introduction to the current landscape of digital scholarly publishing, with a focus on methods and projects in the humanities.

Publishing with Omeka (part 1: introduction)
September 14. 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)
An overview of the Omeka content management/publishing software, with example use cases and pedagogical applications. Co-presenter: Hannah Jacobs, Wired! Lab.

Publishing with Omeka (part 2: advanced uses)
September 21, 2017, 10:30-11:30am, Murthy Digital Studio (Bostock 121)
A look at Omeka's more advanced features, such as custom theming, the API, and the plugin system.

 

Questions? Contact Brittany Wofford, brittany.wofford@duke.edu