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 …

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 …

Open to Inspire Open

One of my favorite parts of the open movement is the hope that open resources will inspire others to create new work and to share it openly.  Thus, for my open project I’m going to create a library guide with lists of resources: open art, open film, open data, open textbooks, open literature/poetry (?), and tools for creating open resources.  …

Collaboration in the Open with Geospatial Data

For the Spring, I will continue to work on an issue that has stymied me for years. An mechanism for sharing and collaborating openly using geospatial data. Collaboration is key to many types of research and more research is becoming spatially oriented. Archaeology has always been spatial and frequently collaborative. Yet there are no good tools for collaboration with geospatial …