26 avril 2014

Weekend Reading: School’s (Almost) Out For Summer Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . It’s hard to believe, but our spring semester is already finished. I’m likely grading students’ final projects as you read this. So here’s a (very quick) list of worthwhile weekend reading.
Roopika Risam writes about “Rethinking Peer Review in the Age of Digital Humanities” for the journal Ada. While the focus is on the specific challenges of evaluating digital humanities work, Risam’s argument and recommendations apply across a range of fields.
Rethinking peer review in the age of digital academe is a task that goes beyond the question of medium or platform to a question of epistemology. That which we call “digital scholarship” is not simply print scholarship gone digital but raises questions of genre and gives rises to its own conventions. More...

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