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Using Scalar for Open Publishing of Audiovisual Materials (The Edge Open Series)

Using Scalar for Open Publishing of Audiovisual Materials (The Edge Open Series)

The rise of digital humanities has pushed experimentation and change in scholarly writing and publication. One such experiment led to the creation of Scalar (http://scalar.usc.edu/) -- an open, multimodal publishing tool that allows for the creation of non-linear arguments, collaborative authorship, and tighter linkages between digital archives and the scholarship built from them. Given the changes such tools portend for how we discover, read, and create scholarly arguments, should we (and how can we) incorporate these tools into humanities instruction?
Divya Rajaram (Digital Research Intern with Duke Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services department) will present on her work with Sandra Sotello-Miller to adapt Scalar for students' use as part of a Writing 101 course. In this Munch and Mull session, we’ll examine Scalar as a publishing tool, explore its functionalities, and discuss  potential avenues for using Scalar within the classroom. Participants may wish to read "Scaling Vectors: Thoughts on the Future of Scholarly Communication" (Tara McPherson, 2010), which provides insight into the inception of Scalar as an open, multimodal publishing tool: http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0013.208

This talk is made possible by Duke University Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services department and The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration, which is hosting a series of events at Duke in 2016-2017 on the theme of Open. With presentations, workshops, and project teams focused on open access, data, publishing, research, scholarship, science, and software, the Libraries offer an opportunity for the Duke community to discuss, learn, reflect, and engage in a changing scholarly landscape that promises to expand the traditional boundaries of academia.

Monday, October 31, 2016
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bostock 121 (Murthy Digital Studio)
West Campus
Digital Scholarship   Events @ the Edge  
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Liz Milewicz