Meaning & Miasma - Seven Scholars on the Post-Print Paradigm [Munch & Mull Digital Scholarship Discussion Group]
On April 2, the UNCG Scholarly Communication Symposium, sponsored by the UNCG Libraries, brought together faculty researchers and noted national voices in scholarly communication to reconsider promotion and tenure in the 21st century. Talks by John Unsworth, Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Daniel Herr, and Andrew Torget, in addition to the panel discussions, touched on a range of considerations when assessing scholarly impact: from community outreach and engagement, to genuine interdisciplinarity, to issues of diversity and gender. Attendees – including Duke librarians – left with much to think about regarding projects, outcomes, and academics, in addition to the symposium’s stated goals.
How might Duke researchers’ community-based projects be evaluated as scholarship? What constitutes originality in scholarship, and who gets credit? Lee Sorenson (Librarian for Art, Visual Studies, and Dance) and Greta Boers (Librarian for Classical Studies and Linguistics) will raise these questions and more as they reflect on the conference and consider the implications for how scholarly work is identified and rewarded.
Munch & Mull is a Libraries-based discussion group that holds weekly, informal, brown-bag lunch conversations around issues, projects, methods, and trends in digital scholarship. All are welcome!
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