SCI 2015

Networked Knowledge

Our objective is to link discussions of social knowledge creation with non traditional actors to produce new ways of understanding how to measure and evaluate digital scholarship.

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Defining Collaboration

Collaboration in Digital Humanities is the manifestation of ethical partnerships in digital projects among non-tenure line and tenure line faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and community stakeholders. Collaboration suggests that academe is no longer tied solely to artificially constructed models of print, which frame authors as monolithic knowledge creators. Collaboration, thus considered, should be:

  • Locally-determined
  • Seamfully Designed
  • Ethical and intentional
  • Iterative and adaptive
  • Mutually-productive

Communities of Practice

Scholarly community is integral to scholarly communication. Community formation lies at the base of our model, and that formation can only occur where effective mentorship and collaboration are present. Validating and valuing the contributions of all those involved in producing new knowledge foster research and learning precisely by combining these usually separate areas. By improving opportunities for involvement in these innovative, collaborative projects, we can better form the communities of knowledge making that underlie all we do.

Researcher Hierarchy

How do we trace insight and discovery in collaborative groups? Insights offered by constituent partners may differ in quantity as well as quality but are essential for the functioning of digital projects for both faculty and institutions. Ideas in a multimedia environment are dependent on layers of software, mentorship, and methodology. It may come from a unique moment of discovery couched in mentorship, direction, and dialogue. Heterogeneous collaborations within academic contexts help to define the value of publishing digital projects and a public facing humanities practice.

Authorship and Attribution

Scholarly communication is bound up in several competing issues when done collaboratively in a multimedia and multidisciplinary context. Collaboration disrupts existing models of authorship and attribution. Authorship occupies potentially-competing modes of credit and accountability. In recognition of this tension, collaboration allows project contributors with diverse expertise to define their roles and to apportion mutually-beneficial responsibility.

A development version of the Social Knowledge Timeline is now available. Feel free to register an account and see a sample system in action. You can also see the project on GitHub

 SCI 2015