Title

Folie à plusieurs: Actual, Aspirational, and Abstracted Digital Scholarship

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, 241

Session

#s4b: Changing Perceptions of Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy, moderator C. Cymone Fourshey

Start Date

30-10-2016 8:30 AM

End Date

30-10-2016 10:00 AM

Description

For the last three years the libraries of the Ohio Five Colleges of Ohio have been collaborating under the auspices of a digital scholarship grant from the Mellon Foundation. At its core, the grant is designed to help faculty build digital pedagogical projects; to-date we have developed upwards of thirty such projects ranging from the launch of a student journal to the launch of a web-app. The guiding question of the grant has been: how do we leverage the resources of the consortium to accommodate large-scale digital scholarship? We have learned — or may be learning — that this is not a question of resource management, but rather one of building the culture out of which such projects might grow organically. In this presentation I share some of Ohio Five’s achievements in the first three years of the grant: roughly standardized project development workflows, consortial communication efforts, and the meaningful involvement of student specialists in a variety of ways. I hope that others might find these descriptions useful. Additionally, I hope to encourage conversation about digital scholarship that is necessarily un-centered — the five colleges are separated by 100 miles, end to end — but that nonetheless relies upon the kinds of collaboration that are orchestrated at the level of superstructure. Is the mere notion of “the Center” — the center as merely an abstraction — enough to overcome institutionalized borders that might be departmental, bureaucratic, and/or cultural?

Language

eng

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Oct 30th, 8:30 AM Oct 30th, 10:00 AM

Folie à plusieurs: Actual, Aspirational, and Abstracted Digital Scholarship

Elaine Langone Center, 241

For the last three years the libraries of the Ohio Five Colleges of Ohio have been collaborating under the auspices of a digital scholarship grant from the Mellon Foundation. At its core, the grant is designed to help faculty build digital pedagogical projects; to-date we have developed upwards of thirty such projects ranging from the launch of a student journal to the launch of a web-app. The guiding question of the grant has been: how do we leverage the resources of the consortium to accommodate large-scale digital scholarship? We have learned — or may be learning — that this is not a question of resource management, but rather one of building the culture out of which such projects might grow organically. In this presentation I share some of Ohio Five’s achievements in the first three years of the grant: roughly standardized project development workflows, consortial communication efforts, and the meaningful involvement of student specialists in a variety of ways. I hope that others might find these descriptions useful. Additionally, I hope to encourage conversation about digital scholarship that is necessarily un-centered — the five colleges are separated by 100 miles, end to end — but that nonetheless relies upon the kinds of collaboration that are orchestrated at the level of superstructure. Is the mere notion of “the Center” — the center as merely an abstraction — enough to overcome institutionalized borders that might be departmental, bureaucratic, and/or cultural?