A New Kind of Work: Articulating and Evaluating Excellence in Digital Scholarship at MLA15

Friday, January 9, 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

NOTE from ORGANIZER: I'm hoping to gather some examples of evaluation guidelines to make available on MLA Commons prior to the event. If your institution has any you would like to share please send me a link! - Victoria Szabo

357. A New Kind of Work: Articulating and Evaluating Excellence in Digital Scholarship

Friday, 9 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 1, VCC East

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Scholarly Communication

http://www.mla.org/program_details?prog_id=357&year=2015

Presiding: Victoria E. Szabo, Duke Univ.

Speakers: Cheryl E. Ball, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown; David F. Bell, Duke Univ.; Alison Booth, Univ. of Virginia; Raymond G. Siemens, Univ. of Victoria; Julie Sykes, Univ. of Oregon

For background material, visit evaluatingdigitalscholarship.commons.mla.org/ after 1 Dec.

Session Description:

With the proliferation of scholarly practices broadly defined as “digital” comes the challenge of evaluating such work within existing disciplinary standards and structures. How are faculty members, chairs, and administrators negotiating this challenge? What constitutes excellence for different types of projects? How do we know it, define it, refine it, and promote it in our institutions?

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