Category Archives: Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship and the Tenure and Promotion Process

The Modern Language Association has crafted evaluation guidelines for digital scholarship which have served as models for other associations and for colleges and departments. Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital

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Founded by professors in 1999, bepress exists to serve academia. We deliver scholarly communications and publishing services for academic institutions, empowering their communities to showcase and share their works for maximum impact. Through our services bepress seeks to link communities of scholars, listen to their needs, and provide solutions to support emerging academic missions and goals.

DSpace ( DSpace Foundation DuraSpace)

DSpace is the software of choice for academic, non-profit, and commercial organizations building open digital repositories. It is free and easy to install “out of the box” and completely customizable to fit the needs of any organization.

EPrints Free Software

ware platform for building high quality OAI-compliant repositories, EPrints is already established as the easiest and fastest way to set up repositories of open access research literature, scientific data, theses, reports and multimedia. EPrints 3 is a major leap forward in functionality, giving even more control and flexibility to repository managers, depositors, researchers and technical administrators.

Fedora Commons : (DuraSpace)

Fedora is a robust, modular, open source repository system for the management and dissemination of digital content. It is especially suited for digital libraries and archives, both for access and preservation. It is also used to provide specialized access to very large and complex digital collections of historic and cultural materials as well as scientific data. Fedora has a worldwide installed user base that includes academic and cultural heritage organizations, universities, research institutions, university libraries, national libraries, and government agencies.

Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media (MLA)

The following guidelines are designed to help departments and faculty members implement effective evaluation procedures for hiring, reappointment, tenure, and promotion. They apply to scholars working with digital media as their subject matter and to those who use digital methods or whose work takes digital form.

Evaluating scholarly publications (Bibliometrics)

Bibliometrics is the scientific field concerned with measuring scholarly publications, authors and citations. Evaluation of research and publications at universities and research departments is increasing; the evaluation is carried out by university administration, single researchers and external evaluators, to mention some.

(CCCC) Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for Work with Technology

These guidelines—originally written in 1998 and updated in 2015—are designed to advise departments in evaluating work with digital media and technology for which there is not a convenient print analog [see also the 2012 MLA Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media and the American Association of History and Computing Tenure Guidelines]. T

College Art Association: Guidelines for Faculty Teaching in New-Media Arts

Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the teaching and practices of art. Facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in art and history of art Advocates comprehensive and inclusive education in the visual arts Speaks for the membership on issues affecting the visual arts and humanities

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)

The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), is a digital humanities umbrella organization formed in 2005 to coordinate the activities of several regional DH organizations, referred to as constituent organizations. ADHO’s constituent organizations are the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH), the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN), centerNet, the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities (aaDH), the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (JADH) and Humanistica, the french-speaking association for Digital Humanities.

The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG)

The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a group of academic and library faculty, staff, and graduate students who meet monthly to discuss current projects and topics at the intersection of digital technologies and core research needs and questions in the humanities disciplines.

The Council on Library and Information Resources

The Council on Library and Information Resources is an independent, nonprofit organization that forges strategies to enhance research, teaching, and learning environments in collaboration with libraries, cultural institutions, and communities of higher learning.

The European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH)

The EADH brings together and represents the Digital Humanities in Europe across the entire spectrum of disciplines that research, develop, and apply digital humanities methods and technology. The EADH also supports the formation of DH interest groups in Europe that are defined by region, language, methodological focus or other criteria.

dh+lib (where the digital humanities and librarianship meet)

This website grew out of stirrings on the ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group (DH DG) listserv and a desire to create a more public venue for discussion. It aims to provide a communal space where librarians, archivists, LIS graduate students, and information specialists of all stripes can contribute to a conversation about digital humanities and libraries.

Digital Humanities

Scholars in history, classics, literature, and other humanities disciplines have been creating and curating digital content for decades. Their efforts have focused on encoding schemes, semantic analysis, and providing rich collections of primary source materials. In more recent years, some digital humanities scholars have employed data-intensive e-research methodologies.

Open Access Textbooks

An open textbook is an openly-licensed textbook offered online by its author(s). The open license sets open textbooks apart from traditional textbooks by allowing users to read online, download, or print the book at no additional cost.

The GNU Operating System

The free software definition presents the criteria for whether a particular software program qualifies as free software. From time to time we revise this definition, to clarify it or to resolve questions about subtle issues. See the History section below for a list of changes that affect the definition of free software.

Open Source Licenses by Category

Development based on the sharing and collaborative improvement of software source code has a history essentially as long as software development itself. In the late 1990s, interest and participation in this phenomenon increased markedly with mainstream recognition of Linux in publications like Forbes and the release of the Netscape browser’s source code.

The Open Source Definition

The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a royalty or other fee for such sale.

ONIX is an XML-based standard for rich book metadata, providing a consistent way for publishers, retailers and their supply chain partners to communicate rich information about their products. It is expressly designed to be used globally, and is not limited to any one language or the characteristics of a specific national book trade. It’s widely used throughout the book and e-book supply chain in North America, Europe and Australasia, and is increasingly being adopted in the Asia Pacific region.

Instructions to Authors in the Health Sciences   
These pages provide links to Web sites which provide instructions to authors for over 6,000 journals in the health and life sciences. All links are to “primary sources” – that is, to publishers and organizations with editorial responsibilities for the titles.

Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals. 
ICMJE developed these recommendations to review best practice and ethical standards in the conduct and reporting of research and other material published in medical journals, and to help authors, editors, and others involved in peer review and biomedical publishing create and distribute accurate, clear, reproducible, unbiased medical journal articles. The recommendations may also provide useful insights into the medical editing and publishing process for the media, patients and their families, and general readers.

Statement on Electronic Publication  
The MLA believes that electronic publishing in the humanities is a rich medium for the dissemination of scholarly work and that its continuing development offers exciting possibilities.

Guidelines for Authors of Digital Resources   
These guidelines recommend best practices for authors and the minimal reference information that should be provided in digital resources intended for use by students, teachers, and scholars in the modern languages. This information will help authors create resources that can be easily discovered and used, fairly evaluated, and adequately cited.

Evaluation based on scientific publishing 
Research activity is constantly being evaluated by both outside experts and in-house experts. An individual researcher or research group may evaluate the quality of their own research findings in relation to the research within their own discipline, and will be interested, for example, in the level of research produced by co-workers.

Peer Review guidelines   Digital humanities projects have long lacked a framework for peer review and thus have often had difficulty establishing their credibility as true scholarship. NINES exists in part to address this situation by instituting a robust system of review by some of the most respected scholars in the field of nineteenth-century studies, British and American.

Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure Committees in Judging Digital Work   Adapted from an original authored by Cristina Della Coletta, and revised by Cristina Della Coletta, Jo Anne Harris, Andy Jewell, Meredith Martin, Brad Pasanek, Grant Wythoff and the NINES Summer Institute 2011 Group.

Suggested Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Media Activities in Tenure, Review, and Promotion   
The AHA brings the following document to the attention of its members, as an aid in assessing new kinds of scholarly work. This was adapted from the MLA Guidelines for Evaluating Work with Digital Media in the Modern Languages ( by the American Association for History and Computing, an affiliate of the AHA. The AHA Council voted to endorse these guidelines at it January 2002 meeting.

Promotion & Tenure Criteria for Assessing Digital Research in the Humanities  
It is our hope that the criteria developed by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will aid in such conversations, while serving the immediate needs of our institution.

University of Maine Promotion and Tenure Guidelines  
This document provides concrete guidance for evaluating faculty in the University of Maine’s New Media Department. The outline follows the official University of Maine template for promotion and tenure activity reports, citing examples of the kinds of new media accomplishments that qualify for each category.

Electronic publishing in the humanities  
“Electronic Publishing”? A few years ago, many historians were almost frightened when talking about online publications. Too exotic, this form of publication, too far away from the most prestigious classical places of publication, seemed too fragile to be regarded as a real alternative.

Digital Research For The Arts And The Humanities (DARIAH)   
DARIAH is a pan-european infrastructure for arts and humanities scholars working with computational methods. It supports digital research as well as the teaching of digital research methods. DARIAH is a network. It connects several hundreds of scholars and dozens of research facilities in currently 17 european countries, the DARIAH member countries.

Digital Humanities: Teaching, Research & Publication   
Resources targeted at advancing the development of digital humanities in liberal arts colleges. Article and essay topics include Getting Started in the Digital Humanities, Building Capacity in the Digital Humanities, and Debates in Digital Humanities

Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Scholarship   
The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) is committed to collaborative change processes in higher education to address social justice in a diverse democracy. As a center for inquiry, research, and policy, NERCHE supports administrators, faculty, and staff across the region in becoming more effective practitioners and leaders as they navigate the complexities of institutional innovation and change.

Digital Humanities in Tenure & Promotion   
Resources for DH in Tenure & Promotion At UF, the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and many others are interested in ensuring that structural processes support the necessary review, valuation, and validation of all forms of scholarly work, including collaborative and digital research practices. In addition to the resources on this page,

Digital Humanities Questions & Answers   
a community-based Q&A board for digital humanities questions that need (just a little) more than 140 character answers.

Computing in the Humanities Working Papers  
CH Working Papers (or Computing in the Humanities Working Papers) are an interdisciplinary series of refereed publications on computer-assisted research. They are a vehicle for an intermediary stage at which questions of computer methodology in relation to the corpus at hand are of interest to the scholar before the computer disappears into the background.

Humanist: an online seminar for the digital humanities   Humanist is an international seminar on digital humanities founded in 1987. Its aim is to provide a forum for discussion of intellectual, scholarly, pedagogical, and social issues and for exchange of information among participants. Humanist is a publication of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Digital Studies / Le champ numérique   
Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (ISSN 1918-3666) is a refereed academic journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly activity and as an academic resource for researchers in the digital humanities. DS/CN is published by the Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), a partner in the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO).

Digital Humanities Quarterly  
ACH’s open-access journal of digital humanities, supported by ACH and ADHO membership fees. DHQ publishes scholarly articles, editorials and provocative opinion pieces, experiments in interactive media, and reviews of books, web sites, new media art installations, digital humanities systems and tools. The journal experiments with publication formats and the rhetoric of digital authoring.

The UF Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities  
Digital technology has revolutionized the production and sharing of knowledge. In the past decade, the emergence of digital humanities (DH) has transformed humanities disciplines and public humanities institutions such as museums and libraries by introducing digital technology to humanities research methods and pedagogy as well as to best practices in the public humanities.

Digital humanities journals   
Many scholars who develop digital humanities projects also create more traditional forms of scholarship (e.g. papers) based on their project. While some projects yield discoveries that are suitable for publication in a journal specific to your field, digital humanities journals provide a place to publish work that addresses broader issues such as methodology, technical approach, and/or project development and evaluation. The following list of digital humanities journals, while not comprehensive, covers many major publication venues.

The Digital Humanities & Public Humanities collection   
The Digital Humanities & Public Humanities collection includes Digital Humanities (DH) and Public Humanities research, teaching, support, and event materials from faculty, staff, and students at the University of Florida.

iThenticate (Plagiarism Detection Software)   
iThenticate is the leading provider of professional plagiarism detection and prevention technology used worldwide by scholarly publishers and research institutions to ensure the originality of written work before publication. iThenticate helps editors, authors and researchers prevent misconduct by comparing manuscripts against its database of over 60 billion web pages and 155 million content items, including 49 million works from 800 scholarly publisher participants of Crossref Similarity Check

XNAT platform   
XNAT is an open-source imaging informatics software platform dedicated to helping you perform imaging-based research. XNAT’s core functions manage importing, archiving, processing and securely distributing imaging and related study data. But its extended uses continue to evolve.

ORCID (Digital Identifier)   
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized.

Ubiquity Press : University College London (UCL)   
Ubiquity Press is an open access publisher of peer-reviewed academic journals, books and data. We operate a highly cost-efficient model that makes quality open access publishing affordable for everyone. Our flexible publishing model makes journals and books affordable, and enables researchers around the world to find and access the information they need, without barriers.

SciX Open Publishing Services (SOPS)  
software that allows setting up various on-line scientific publishing media. SOPS provides building blocks, such as repository, user management, discussions, ratings, reviews, review process support etc. out of which the above publications can be built. SOPS is a result of an EU funded research project. It is freely available under an open source license.

Open Journal Systems  
OJS is open source software made freely available to journals worldwide for the purpose of making open access publishing a viable option for more journals, as open access can increase a journal’s readership as well as its contribution to the public good on a global scale

DPubS (Digital Publishing System)  
DPubS (Digital Publishing System) is an open-source software system designed to enable the organization, presentation, and delivery of scholarly journals, monographs, conference proceedings, and other common and evolving means of academic discourse. DPubS was conceived by Cornell University Library to aid colleges and universities in managing and disseminating the intellectual discoveries and writing of scholars and researchers.

Annotum, an open-source, open-process, open-access scholarly authoring and publishing platform based on WordPress. Project Objectives : Develop a simple, robust, easy-to-use authoring system to create and edit scholarly articles Deliver an editorial review and publishing system that can be used to submit, review, and publish scholarly articles

Ambra is an innovative Open Source platform for publishing Open Access research articles. It provides features for post-publication annotation and discussion that allows for a “living” document around which further scientific discoveries can be made.

Harvard’s Thesis & Dissertation Submission System   
ETDs @ Harvard is the University’s electronic theses and dissertation submission system. It is managed by each participating School and maintained by the Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication.

Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity   
The compact for open-access publishing equity supports equity of the business models by committing each university to “the timely establishment of durable mechanisms for underwriting reasonable publication charges for articles written by its faculty and published in fee-based open-access journals and for which other institutions would not be expected to provide funds.”

Harvard DASH Deposits   
A central, open-access repository of research by members of the Harvard community. DASH enlarges the audience and impact of your work. Authors who deposit in DASH have access to on-demand metrics and receive monthly reports about their readership. Deposited works receive persistent URLs, are comprehensively indexed by search engines, including Google and Google Scholar, reach academic and non-academic readers who may not have access to the original publications, and are preserved by the Harvard Library.

The international community of Open Access publishers  
Our mission is to represent the interests of Open Access (OA) journal and book publishers globally in all scientific, technical and scholarly disciplines. This mission will be carried out through exchanging information, setting standards, advancing models, advocacy, education, and the promotion of innovation.

Harvard Dataverse application  
Create your own dataverse and customize it, add datasets, or request access to restricted files.

Dataverse is an open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others’ work more easily. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive academic credit and web visibility.

Archimede (Laval University)   
Archimede has been developed in a multilingual perspective, with internationalization as a focus. Using the open source standard (i18n), the text (or content) of the interface is independent and not embedded in the code. It is then relatively easy to develop an interface in a specific language without having to work on the code itself. English, French and Spanish interfaces are already offered in Archimede. That feature allows also the user to switch easily from language to language anywhere and anytime during his search and retrieval process

DAITSS – Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA)   
DAITSS is a digital preservation software application developed by the Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA) with some support from the IMLS. DAITSS is used by the Florida Digital Archive (FDA), a long-term preservation repository service provided by the Florida Virtual Campus for the use of the libraries of the eleven publicly-funded universities in Florida.

ETD-db (Virginia Tech University Libraries)   
The ETD database is a series of web pages and perl scripts that interact with a MySQL database. These scripts provide a standard interface for web users and researchers, ETD authors, graduate school personnel, and library personnel to enter and manage the files and metadata related to a collection electronic theses and dissertations.

Greenstone (University of Wankato)  
Greenstone is a suite of software for building and distributing digital library collections. It provides a way of organizing information and publishing it on the web or on removable media such as DVD and USB flash drives. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato,

Islandora   –
Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. Islandora was originally developed by the University of Prince Edward Island’s Robertson Library, but is now implemented and contributed to by an ever-growing international community.

MOAI, an Open Access Server Platform for Institutional Repositories   –
MOAI is a platform for aggregating content from different sources, and publishing it through the Open Archive Initiatives protocol for metadata harvesting. It’s been built for academic institutional repositories dealing with relational metadata and asset files.

Collaborative software development at several german universities such as Universität Duisburg-Essen, Universität Jena, Universität Leipzig, Universität Rostock and others. “MyCoRe” is an acronym meaning My Content Repository.

Omeka : George Mason University  
Create complex narratives and share rich collections, adhering to Dublin Core standards with Omeka on your server, designed for scholars, museums, libraries, archives, and enthusiasts.

PeerLibrary (UC Berkeley)   
Participate in open discussion that drives ideas and academia forward. PeerLibrary is a friendly environment to share insights and exchange feedback to facilitate innovative research. We provide a collaborative layer of knowledge on top of academic publications. See and share real-time highlights and annotations with the world, a group you’re working with, or keep them private.

eSciDoc – The Open Source e-Research Environment  
eSciDoc is an e-Research environment developed specifically for use by scientific and scholarly communities to collaborate globally and interdisciplinary. It comprises core functionality including a Fedorarepository (eSciDoc Infrastructure), a set of complementing services (eSciDoc Services), and application build on top of the infrastructure and the services (eSciDoc Applications) that enable innovative eScience scenarios. Scientists, librarians, and software developers can work with research data, create novel forms of publications, and establish new ways of scientific and scholarly communication.

WEKO means repository in Swahili language. WEKO is a repository module that runs on NetCommons 2 developed by National Institute of Informatics. We are developing with the desire to create an academic society in which not only the literature but also research results are shared more and more. While combining with various functions of NC 2, we aim to construct a new research style.

The OpenAIRE project, in the vanguard of the open access and open data movements in Europe was commissioned by the EC to support their nascent Open Data policy by providing a catch-all repository for EC funded research. CERN, an OpenAIRE partner and pioneer in open source, open access and open data, provided this capability and Zenodo was launched in May 2013.