The PressForward Project & Scholarly Communication on the Open Web, a project briefing presented at CNI’s fall 2012 membership meeting by Dan Cohen and Joan Fragaszy Troyano from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History & New Media at George Mason University, is now available on CNI’s two video channels:
A healthy ecosystem for scholarly communication requires a continuum from independently distributed work to post-publication peer review. With funding from the Sloan Foundation, the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University created the PressForward project to explore and produce the best means for collecting, screening, and drawing attention to the vast expanse of scholarship that is currently decentralized across the web or does not fit into traditional genres such as the journal article or the monograph.
This video provides an overview of current efforts to distribute and evaluate scholarly work available on the open web, and an explanation of the experimental methods behind PressForward’s Digital Humanities Now and Journal of Digital Humanities. It also includes a preview of the open source adaptations to WordPress software that PressForward is developing to enable scholarly communities to easily aggregate, select, and credit work published on the open web.
Previously-released video from CNI’s fall 2012 meeting:
–Extending Access to Scholarly Resources: JSTOR’s Alumni Program (Heterick, JSTOR; Gibbons, Yale; Jaggars, Columbia; Tamarkin, Duke)
–What Is College For? The Future of Higher Education (Hunter R. Rawlings III, Association of American Universities)
–MOOCs, Mobility, and Changing Scholarly Practice: CNI’s Perspective on 2012 and 2013 (Cliff Lynch, CNI)
–Massive Open Online Courses as Drivers for Change (Lynne O’Brien, Duke U.)
Look for more announcements soon on videos of other sessions from the fall 2012 CNI meeting. To see all videos available from CNI, visit CNI’s video channels on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/cnivideo) and Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/channels/cni).