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Monday, April 27 • 11:00am - 12:25pm
The Future of Digital Scholarship LIMITED

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Scholarship is continually evolving.  The future of scholarship with digital technology facilitating dynamic links between papers, books, data, video, audio, tweets, blogs, and other research media seems less tethered to traditional written arguments in either journal or book form, and more based on the construction and communication between various types of data.  Yet, the current infrastructure for digital scholarship (institutional repositories, e-journals, and e-books) largely mimics the traditional print-based forms. This ARCS roundtable will explore future visions for dynamic electronic scholarship and the infrastructure needed to accommodate new needs and expectations.  

In this moderated Q&A, stakeholders from the scholarly, library, and publishing communities will explore fundamental questions such as:  

• What is digital scholarship and how is it different from traditional scholarly communication?

• What happens when scholarship is no longer an argument constructed by long-form writing but rather by a series of tweets and linked data?

• How can scholars communicate and evaluate these new forms?

• What should libraries do to facilitate such conversations?

• What kind of infrastructure is needed for digital scholarship?


This session will initiate our exploration into the innovations the scholarly communication community must affect to meet future needs. 

Speakers
avatar for Neil Christensen

Neil Christensen

Director, Digital Business Development, University of California Press
Neil is Director of digital business development at the University of California Press (UC Press) . His work over the past 14 years includes roles in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the USA with Munksgaard, Blackwell, Nature Publishing Group, and Wiley. During this period, he worked in a range of areas, including digital business development, partnerships, health sciences, journals publishing management, and workflow solutions. He joined UC Press in... Read More →
avatar for Marlene Coles

Marlene Coles

Marlene Coles is the Associate Director for ProQuest Dissertation Archiving and Dissemination. Her job is to ensure that the scholarly work of graduate authors is archived and disseminated to institutional partners’ and authors’ satisfaction.  She is also responsible for understanding the intellectual activities and orientations of Master’s institutions... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin

Shawn Martin is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University of | Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. He has a BA in history from Ohio State University, an MA in history from the College of William and Mary, and has worked at the Ohio Historical Society and the University of Michigan. Shawn also serves as executive director of the American Association for History... Read More →
avatar for Laura McGrane

Laura McGrane

Laura McGrane is Associate Professor of English and Koshland Director of the Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities at Haverford College. She received her PhD from Stanford University and teaches eighteenth-century print culture and digital media, integrating theoretical work on interface and coding into scholarship on the history of the book.
avatar for Joshua Nicholson`

Joshua Nicholson`

Joshua Nicholson is currently a PhD candidate at Virginia Tech studying the role of the karyotype in cancer initiation and progression in the lab of Dr. Daniela Cimini. He received his Bachelors of Science degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Cruz in 2008. In addition to his work on the bench he has authored numerous articles on scientific funding and publishing. Both his work in cancer and the practice of science have... Read More →


Monday April 27, 2015 11:00am - 12:25pm
Grand Ballroom

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