20 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2022
    1. Nevertheless, it has been useful in our deliberations to consider four different categories to represent the variety of options for long-form humanities scholarship in the near future:

      This taxonomy of digital publication types is a few years old but might be helpful.

  2. Oct 2021
  3. Nov 2020
    1. how industry-derived materials have come into existence, much of this innovation-centric historical literature starts with the conditions of capitalist production as a given, tracing successful and sometimes also failed bids to control competitive markets or shape the natural landscape for profitable purposes
  4. Oct 2020
    1. And in spring 2018, Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, and others put out an album and began touring as the supergroup R+R=NOW (for Reflect + Respond = Now)
    1. The banjo appears to be a version of the long-necked lutes played by itinerant minstrels in the West Sudanic Belt, the transitional savannah area between the Sahara Desert and Equatorial Africa that runs from Senegal and The Gambia through Mali, northern Ghana, Burkina Faso, and northern Nigeria.
  5. Sep 2020
    1. Esperanza Spalding has raised money, via tour merchandise sales and a high-profile benefit concert, for the advocacy group Free the Slaves, and recorded the music video “We Are America”

      The "We Are America" video is available on YouTube, https://youtu.be/c68gcu30MnA?t=87

    2. Jazz has long been associated with protest: John Coltrane’s “Alabama,”

      This is a video of John Coltrane's "Alabama" - https://youtu.be/saN1BwlxJxA?t=55

  6. Jul 2020
    1. BASIC COST: includes just staff and nonstaff expenses directly incurred when producing the book. Some have referred to this as the “incremental” cost of a press adding “one more book” to its existing publishing operation. Here, our definition includes staff time and staff overhead, from those who work in the core publishing departments of Acquisitions, Manuscript Editorial, Design, Production, and Marketing. It also includes what we are referring to as direct or “out-of-pocket” expenses that can be captured by title.

      "Among the 382 titles in our sample, the overall average cost per title was $28,747"

  7. Mar 2018
    1. hird, fourth, and fifth (Gabii) case study made available in beta.March, 2018Gabii Sample PageLoading Image NextDate PreviousDateTimeline JSGabii Sample Page2015201620172018201920202021Nov.Dec.Feb.MarchAprilMayNo description available.

      This was accomplished in its more final form in March 2018.

  8. Apr 2017
    1. a monograph represents the culmination of a long process of sustained thought and reflection

      Geoffrey Crossick has used the term "thinking through the book" to describe how important the act of writing a long-form argument is to humanities researchers. In his landmark Monographs and Open Access 2015 report he writes (section 3.1) that "Monographs should not be seen simply as the way in which research findings are communicated, because the act of constructing and writing a book is often a core way to shape the ideas, structure the argument, and work out the relationship between these and the evidence that has emerged from the research process."

    2. a research library’s mandate is to collect the scholarly record as comprehensively as it can, not to follow popular trends

      This may be out of step with the current reality. There are a few RI research libraries that can afford just-in-case collecting but the move toward just-in-time approaches (e.g., DDA, PDA, EBA) is very marked in most research libraries.

    3. produced by a university press

      Joe Esposito and Karen Barch have reported that 4,000 monographs a year are published by US university presses but that this number is dwarfed by the outputs of commercial publishers such as Palgrave, Routledge, Springer. So is the focus on university press monographs perhaps missing a lot of the picture?

    4. The Foundation’s approach seems to have been to seek out interesting projects and ideas in a variety of places

      I've heard some criticism of the Foundation for this approach. Could Mellon be even more transformative if it directed money toward a smaller number of multi-institutional projects? For example would $10 million to create a "big digital machine" be a better investment from a platform-development point of view than 10 x $1 million grants? Personally I like the more distributed approach since I think it recognizes the patchwork of different disciplinary needs and approaches that composes the landscape of digital scholarship.

  9. Nov 2016
    1. the time invested in building this trust has ensured that the partnership will continue to last past the initially conceptualized period of engagement.

      The challenge is that any students involved in this program will rotate regularly. How does Graham ensure that there is institutional memory and continuity?

    2. While Graham staff knew they wanted to provide city practitioners with relevant climate information, they didn’t know what data to include nor how to present it.

      I'd like to know more about what tools Graham used to communicate technical information to city officials with a variety of backgrounds. Infographics? Videos? The lessons learned may help other scientists communicate effectively with policy makers.

    3. It demands integration across social, natural, and political science disciplines and the development of active exchanges and connections between decision makers and researchers.

      So what happens when some of the decision makers do not believe in climate change?

  10. May 2015
    1. University Microform International

      This should be University Microfilms. The "International" was added later. The Wikipedia entry seems fairly accurate, but ProQuest would be able to provide a citation.

  11. Jul 2014
    1. the audience for that content (not just academic)

      This seems a very important point -- the audience for academic publishing is not just university researchers!