Self-platforming, DoOO, and academic workflows

Platform:  digital infrastructure that positions itself between users and acts as the ground upon which their activities occur.  This positioning, therefore,  gives platforms privileged access to record and analyze the activities of users and between users. [Srnicek, N. (2017). Platform capitalism. Cambridge, UK ; Polity.] Self-platforming: personally hosting one or multiple free/libre, open, web-based applications as an […] Powered by WPeMatico

Outcomes of FLC project – Revising my cluster course to reflect “open production”

This FLC sparked my interest in the idea of “open production” in science – a way of performing work that hews more closely to the ideals of how science “ought” to work and to some extent a remedy for the pressures at most academic institutions to engage in practices that degrade scientific quality.   Course redesign – Open production I …

My Project: History of Media Studies Overlay Journal

My FLC-related project is the creation of an overlay journal, History of Media Studies. The open-access journal,slated to launch its first issue in summer 2018, is published by the Open Library of Humanities—the Mellon-backed open-access publisher with an innovative library-subsidy funding model. The journal will launch as OLH’s first overlay journal, taking advantage of the brand-new overlay capabilities included in …

Robert C. Horn Papyrus Collection Project Status Update

This project’s goal is to create an “open” exhibition of Trexler Library’s Robert C. Horn Papyrus Collection. In consultation with Muhlenberg’s Special Collections Librarian, Susan Falciani, we have decided on a clean layout, that presents easy access to the images of the papyri themselves, along with transcription and translation. Additionally, several tools will be presented in the exhibit that will …

Project Status

There is something about the multiple warnings received prior to downloading free software that gives me pause, and the pause leads to procrastination. Finally, I am neck deep in the QGIS tutorial and I find it both simple and aesthetically pleasing. I definitely see the potential to introduce this program to students, but need to continue to make the transition …

Assessing the Openness of our Digital Collections by Susan Falciani

The readings and discussions this year have provided me with the impetus to conduct a census of Trexler Library’s digital archives and special collections materials to assess the openness (or lack thereof) with which they have been shared. As short a time as two years ago, even the papyrus collection, which most clearly precedes any possible claim of copyright(!), was …

Openness and Creative Work

My project for this Open Scholarship learning community has combined to of some of my favorite things – open access and creative visual design.  I’ve created an Open Resources subject guide, which directs Muhlenberg Trexler Library users to information about creative commons and resources that are in the public domain in hopes that people will be inspired to create derivative …