Week 4: Week 4 begins July 16th

Welcome to week 4!! 

We now turn our focus to how “the digital” (digital identities working in digital environments to create connections to teach and learn digitally) influences scholarly practices. This of course will vary from discipline to discipline and field to field so a rich conversation will be needed for us to understand each other’s perspectives.

Note: If you are a staff member or if you are in an academic discipline that does not have what we would think of as traditional scholarly expectations I’m going to ask you to approach this week in terms of how you stay current in your field and how you contribute to the growth of your field?

We will consider open scholarship and more 

Questions to consider:

  • Who reads scholarly or professional development work in your field?
  • How much of scholarly work in your field  is available for those outside your field to access but also to understand?
  • Why would or wouldn’t this matter? Also, why does your scholarly work matter?
  • What impact does our scholarship have on those outside of our respective fields, in academia but also in the general public, and what is our responsibility to those people?

Things to do this week:

  1. Video Intro
  2. Continual conversation on Slack and Twitter, and one blog post – Continue to post questions and reflections. Don’t forget to listen and respond to others. Don’t just push content – interact and participate! Also, like all of the weeks there is one longer reflection that should go into the blog.
  3. There are three readings this week and one podcast. The first is about what social media has to do with scholarship. Then there is a blog post from Bonnie Stewart  in which she talks about the ways she used open scholarly practices to publish an article out of her dissertation on… open scholarly practices. (It’s a little meta). Then we’ve got an article which attempts to measure the way that open access archives of scholarship increase the reach and life span of that research. This one does get a little technical in the middle; remember that it’s not a short story and you can skip to the end. Finally, there is a podcast interview with George Veletsianos – the podcast page has a transcript if you would prefer to read rather than listen.
  4. Share with us an article related to your discipline that can be accessed and understood by those outside your discipline. (Do this through Twitter, using #DigPINS).
    1. Make sure it is accessible to anyone (not behind a paywall), otherwise it can be from a journal, a blog, or any other source you think it is a worthy contribution to your field.
    2. Use this as an opportunity to use Twitter this week and reply to what your colleagues are posting (always using #DigPINS so we can all see the interactions).
  5. Synchronous session with Karen Cangialosi whose article we collectively annotated last last week – Thursday July 19th at 1pm Central / 2 pm Eastern on Zoom.

Required Content for This Week:

Beyond Academic Twitter: Social Media and the Evolution of Scholarly Publication – Leila Walker

In Abundance: Networked Participatory Spaces as Scholarship –  Blog Post – Bonnie Stewart

The Post-Embargo Open Access Citation Advantage: It Exists (Probably), It’s Modest (Usually), and the Rich Get Richer (of Course) – article – Jim Ottaviani

Research in Action Podcast – Episode 42: Dr. George Veletsianos on Sharing Research Online