During that talk I referenced a lot of web sites, and showed them, too, but I thought having a page with all the links might be useful. This is that page..
In the talk, I argued that to be “academic/online” is to push advances across two different fronts.
- You need to develop and cultivate a persona that you send into the Internet to act on your behalf in all your scholarly travels. It has to represent you accurately and effectively. And also, we can hope, efficiently. So we’ll talk about that, about being an academic online, in the noun sense (“I am an academic, who has a presence online”).
- Moving beyond the individual, we will also consider what it means to move the academic online, in the adjective sense (“Let’s get my academic research out there, on the intertubes!”). Academic/online in this sense can encompass everything from whole libraries moving online, to workshops or conferences maintaining a hashtag backchannel or putting abstracts online, to new forms of hybrid publication blending the heft of peer review with the utility of online distribution.
An Academic OnlineMy own personal footprint as an individual academic / online:
- My Twitter, @digiwonk
- My group blog, Hook & Eye
- My graduate class blog, New Media Genres
- My delicious bookmarks, @digiwonk
- My Zotero group database for Deciphering Digital Life Writing
- My solo blog, that you're reading right now
- My Academia.edu profile, that I should use more, per Jessica Vitak's recent interview.
The Academic Online
Academic Projects OnlineI opened with the example of the multi-pronged project online that is the Quilt Alliance and all its various permutations in different communities and contexts. Here's a sampler, if you will pardon the pun:
- Quilt Alliance home page
- Great Lakes Quilt Centre at the Michigan State University Museum
- Quilt Alliance on Facebook
- Quilt Alliance on Twitter
- Active History
- INKE: Implementing New Knowledge Environments
- Emerging Modernisms: A Digital Modernism Collective
- EMIC: Editing Modernism in Canada
Academic Publishing OnlineHere are some links related to online journals that look more like journals, and less like online :-)
- PressForward: "Scholarship and Publication, the Web Way"
- Digital Humanities Now
- Journal of Digital Humanities
- The Social Media Reader, somehow locked at Project Muse
- The Social Media Reader, perfectly legal PDF on the web
- Gabriella Coleman, Coding Freedom, note Creative Commons license and Princeton imprimatur
- Short Guide to Digital Humanities as a web-friendly book excerpt of
- Digital Humanities, available for free from MIT P, but with the standard no-copy disclaimer?
- Digital Literary Studies: An Evolving Anthology at MLA Commons