[Humanist] 27.368 events: sustainability; libraries; future of the humanities & social sciences

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Sun Sep 22 10:23:47 CEST 2013

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 368.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "marija dalbello" <dalbello at rutgers.edu>                 (134)
        Subject: cfp: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2014 (Zadar,

  [2]   From:    Marin Dacos <marin.dacos at openedition.org>                (342)
        Subject: Horizons for social sciences and humanities : OpenEdition

  [3]   From:    Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>                             (20)
        Subject: Ithaka S+R sustainability course -- applications open

        Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:33:34 -0400 (EDT)
        From: "marija dalbello" <dalbello at rutgers.edu>
        Subject: cfp: Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) 2014 (Zadar, Croatia)



Zadar, Croatia, 16–20 June 2014
University of Zadar, Zadar, Croatia

Full information at: http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/ Email: lida at unizd.hr

Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA) is a biennial international conference
that focuses on the transformation of libraries and information services
in the digital environment. In recognition of evolving online and social
technological influences that present both challenges and opportunities,
“ASSESSMENT” is the theme for LIDA 2014. The conference theme is divided
into two parts. The first part addresses advances in qualitative
assessment methods and practices and the second part covers assessment
methods involving alternative metrics based on social media and a wider
array of communicative activities, commonly referred to as “altmetrics.”
LIDA 2014 brings together researchers, educators, and practitioners from
all over the world in a forum for personal exchanges, discussions, and
learning, made memorable by being held in an enchanting and spectacularly
beautiful city on the shore of the Adriatic Sea.


Part I: Qualitative methods in assessing libraries, users, & use:
applications, results.

Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following
and related topics:

• New methodological developments and practical applications in
qualitative assessments of libraries and information systems;
• Application of qualitative methods to the study of library users and
use; • Studies using a variety of qualitative methods, such as
observations, surveys, interviews, focus groups, case studies, cultural
studies, oral history, grounded theory, document studies, Delphi studies
and others;  • Qualitative study of a variety of library user groups or
potential users: by generation, by role or occupation, by level of
education and
technological literacy, and others
• Assessment of library services in a variety of e-services, such as
information literacy programs, e-learning, distance education,
e-scholarship and others;
• Practical transformations in library services as a result of assessment;
• Emergence of new library visions and missions related to users and their
reflection in new services as a result of assessment;
• Discussion about general issues resulting from assessments: How are we
to understand new or transformed library services in their own right? In
relation to traditional library services and values?

Part II: Altmetrics - new methods in assessing scholarly communication and
libraries: issues, applications, results.

Contributions (types described below) are invited covering the following
and related topics:

• Methodological developments and practical applications in altmetric
assessments of scholarly communication, including caveats;
• Related criteria for altmetrics, such as [articles, concepts, ideas]
viewed, downloaded, reused, adapted, shared, bookmarked, commented upon; 
• Results from altmetric studies related to scholarly communication and
• Methodological  and practical applications in the use of altmetrics in
libraries and information systems;
• Effects of social media on libraries and information systems of all
kinds; • Criteria and metrics for assessing library employment of social
media;  • Results from studies of use of social media in libraries,
particularly involving any kind of assessment;
• Changes in libraries’ use of social media;
• Discussion about general issues: How can and should libraries use social
media? How are libraries and information systems to respond to the ever
growing importance of social media in society? What are opportunities and

Types of contributions

Invited are the following types of contributions:

1. Papers: scholarly studies and reports on research and practice that
will be presented at the conference and included in the published
proceedings. The proceedings will be published in print and on the LIDA
web site.

2. Posters: short graphic presentations on research studies, advances,
examples, or preliminary work that will be presented in a special poster
session. Awards will be given for Best Poster and Best Student Poster.

3. Demonstrations: live examples of working projects, services,
interfaces, commercial products, or developments-in-progress that will be
presented during the conference in specialized facilities or presented in
special demonstration sessions.

4. Workshops: two to four-hour sessions that will be tutorial and
educational in nature. Workshops will be presented before and after the
main part of the conference and will require separate fees, to be shared
with workshop organizers.

5. PhD Forum: short presentations by Ph.D. students, particularly as
related to their dissertation, in a session organized by the European
Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
(EC/ASIST); responses will be provided by a panel of educators at this

Submissions: Instructions for all submissions and author guidelines are
provided at LIDA 2014 site http://ozk.unizd.hr/lida/. All submissions will
be refereed.

Important dates:
Papers and posters: an extended abstract by 15 January 2014.
Acceptance decision: announced by 10 February 2014.
Full papers and poster summaries for Proceedings: by 15 April 2014.
Workshops: a short proposal by 31 January 2014.
Demonstrations: a proposal by 1 March 2014.
PhD Forum: dissertation proposal or research description by 1 March 2014.

Conference contact information

Conference co-directors:
TATJANA APARAC-JELUSIC, Ph.D., Department of Information Science,
University of Zadar; Zadar, Croatia; taparac at unizd.hr  (also for general
TEFKO SARACEVIC, Ph.D., School of Communication and Information, Rutgers
University; New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA tefkos at rutgers.edu

Program chairs:
For part I: DAVID BAWDEN, Ph.D., Centre for Information Science, City
University London, London, UK. db at soi.city.ac.uk

For part II: BLAISE CRONIN, Ph.D., D.S.Sc., School of Informatics &
Computing, Indiana University, Indiana, USA. bcronin at indiana.edu

Zadar is one of the enchanting cities on the Adriatic coast, rich in
history. It still preserves a very old network of narrow and charming city
streets, as well as a Roman forum dating back to the first century AD. In
addition, the Zadar region is one of unparalleled natural beauty that
includes two national parks. On the Adriatic Sea is the Kornati National
Park, an unusual and colorful group of some 100 small islands. The
National Park Paklenica is also close by, for those who enjoy exploring a
more mountainous terrain. Croatia is a great tourist destination of
unspoiled beauty.

Marija Dalbello, Ph.D.
  Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Library & Info Science
  Director, Ph.D. Program
School of Communication and Information
4 Huntington Street
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1071
Voice: 848.932.8785
FAX:  732.932.6916
Internet: dalbello at rutgers.edu

*Winner of 2012 Emerald Literati Award

*Visible Writings: Cultures, Forms, Readings

        Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 14:40:18 -0500
        From: Marin Dacos <marin.dacos at openedition.org>
        Subject: Horizons for social sciences and humanities : OpenEdition contribution

Dear all,

You will find here the official contribution of OpenEdition to the Vilnius
european conference about the future of Social sciences and humanities.
Pierre Mounier (deputy director of OpenEdition) and Dasa Radovic
(International cooperation manager), will be there and hope to meet you and
to discuss with you about these important topics.

Please post any comments here : http://oep.hypotheses.org/1228

Best regards,
Marin Dacos

[image: Vilnius at dusk]The 23rd and 24th of september, the lithuanian
presidency of the European Council is organizing at Vilnius a conference
about the social sciences and humanities in the new “Horizon 2020″ research
framework. To prepare the conference, a consultation has been set up before
the summer, calling for the research community in Europe to send written
contributions to the organizers. Serving the research communities in
humanities and social sciences for almost 15 years for their digital
communication and dissemination needs in open access, OpenEdition proposed
the contribution published below.

The organizers of the conference announced having received more than 300
contributions so far, and 400 participants from all over Europe will attend
the conference. It is a huge pleasure for OpenEdition team to see such a
vibrant and proactive community in Europe willing to think collectively the
future of humanities and social sciences and their essential contribution
to a better society. Pierre Mounier, deputy director and Dasa Radovic,
international development manager of OpenEdition will attend the conference.

   - About the Vilnius conference : http://horizons.mruni.eu/
   - About the Lithuanian presidency of the european council :
   - About the Horizon 2020 program :
   - About OpenEdition : http://openedition.org
   - Contact : contact at openedition.org
   - Download the PDF version of OpenEdition contribution :

*OpenEdition contribution to Consultation on the state of the
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in Europe*

*Please indicate your position: e.g. individual researcher, representative
of research institution, representative of association, …. and your fields
of research!*

OpenEdition  http://www.openedition.org  is a european initiative to
promote the online publication and digital distribution of open access
research in the humanities and social sciences, encompassing all
disciplines. Open Edition has four multi-lingual distribution platforms of
international scope:

   - *Revues.org*  http://www.revues.org : founded in 1999, Revues.org
   distributes over 350 journals in all disciplines of the humanities and
   social sciences in fourteen languages, which represents over 100,000 open
   access articles.
   - *Calenda*  http://calenda.org  is an announcement platform for the
   humanities and social sciences posting announcements for seminars,
   conferences, calls for contributions and employment opportunities. 22000
   notices have been published on Calenda since its creation in 2000.
   - *Hypotheses*  http://hypotheses.org  is a research blog platform for
   the humanities and social sciences. Hypotheses presents an innovative mode
   of communicating research results. The platform features all the advantages
   of social media and is monitored by the academic community assuring the
   excellence of its research credentials. It encourages interactions between
   researchers and society by enabling instant, two-way exchange concerning
   knowledge communicated in an easily appropriable format. Today Hypotheses
   hosts over 600 blogs publishing in over 10 languages. French-, English-,
   German-, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking researchers make intensive use of
   the platform to exchange and distribute information about research progress
   or the latest developments in their field in real time.
   - *OpenEdition Books*  http://books.openedition.org  enables the
   distribution of book collections on open access. Opened in February 2013,
   the platform hosts over thirty publishers in the humanities and university
   presses based in several European countries. Between now and 2020, 16,000
   books will eventually be published online.

OpenEdition is supported by the CNRS, EHESS, Université d’Aix-Marseille,
Université d’Avignon, the French Research Ministry and the Bibliothèque
Scientifique Numérique national research infrastructure. Open Edition is a
partner to the Max Weber Foundation in Bonn, the Uned in Madrid, The
Gubelkian Foundation in Lisbon and member of Dariah. OpenEdition received
funding from French national research agency within the framework of their
Facilities of Excellence future investment program. It is a partner in the
Intertextes european project and was granted Google financing for the
development of the digital humanities.

*HSS research is often conducted in discipline-defined contexts. This may
be an obstacle in a problem-driven research environment (“challenges of
society”). Can you give examples of how your own research area has been
involved in (a) opening up to other research fields, (b) translating
findings and/or methods to or from other academic fields, (c) contributing
to the emergence of new, cross-disciplinary fields, and/or (d) transcending
fields of academic research with its results and insights?*

Over the course of the last 15 years, the development of digital
publication has enabled the creation of new, exclusively online journals,
very often on open access. Such editorial creation is essential to academic
life in HSS disciplines as it encourages the emergence of new focuses for
research, in a multidisciplinary perspective. Of the 350 journals
distributed by Revues.org, over 130 are considered to be
“multidisciplinary”  http://www.openedition.org/6749 . Very often they are
journals focusing on geographical or cultural areas, exploring a region of
the world via research from different disciplines. The*Nuevo Mundo* journal
 http://nuevomundo.revues.org , for example, deals with Latin America from
several angles. The journal attracts a large readership (over 60,000 visits
per month), and the journal is an important source of information for
understanding this region of the world. The same applies to EJTS: *European
Journal of Turkish Studies* http://ejts.revues.org  but also other journals
dealing with important themes or research subjects: *Genre, Sexualité et
Société* journal  http://gss.revues.org , for example, combines the
perspectives of sociologists, anthropologists, as well as geographers to
tackle the gender issues of the French Presidential elections or the social
construction of homosexuality. There are also *Midas*, <
http://midas.revues.org>, based in Portugal, an interdisciplinary journal
dealing with museums, and *Vertigo*,  http://vertigo.revues.org , a
Canadian journal specializing in the environment sciences.

On another hand, blogs and research notebooks provide greater fluidity as a
digital publishing tool, providing lighter, faster communication abilities.
Their form enables a non-academic readership to study academic research
results in real time, stay abreast of the current state of their field, or
instantly access explanatory elements related to a current topic. Here are
some examples of blog posts related to H2020 key topics,  published in
french on the Hypotheses platform :

   - *Food*<http://search.openedition.org/?q[0]=alimentation&op[1]=AND&pf=Hypotheses.org>
   - *Health*<http://search.openedition.org/index.php?op[]=AND&q[]=sant%C3%A9&field[]=All&pf=Hypotheses.org>
   - *Aging*<http://search.openedition.org/index.php?op[]=AND&q[]=vieillissement&field[]=All&pf=Hypotheses.org>
   - *Climate change*<http://search.openedition.org/index.php?op[]=AND&q[]=changement+climatique&field[]=All&pf=Hypotheses.org&op[]=NOT&q[]=Dani%C3%A8le+Revel&field[]=Auteur>
   - *Transport*<http://search.openedition.org/index.php?op[]=AND&q[]=transports&field[]=All&pf=Hypotheses.org>

*The research agendas of HSS disciplines are highly varied. What are the
broad research questions, new methodological or theoretical developments,
or generally new approaches that are high on your own research agenda?
Which ones are high on the research agenda of your field? Where do you see
potential contributions to societal relevance?*

The main issue facing the humanities and social sciences in the years to
come is the mobilization of digital technologies in the development of
research. This new research field, the “digital humanities”, has undergone
exponential growth and promises to deeply change the disciplines in its
field. Those involved generally agree that it is a field that is vast and
presents itself in many forms[1] and affects many dimensions of research:

   - the relationship to sources, which are now digitized, or natively
   digital. Digital technologies enable researchers to explore, exploit and
   represent their sources in a very different way to the past. “Distant
   reading”[2] and data visualization practices based on the development of
   the “big data” paradigm[3] are a sign of this evolution. The digital
   humanities has become a new methodological proposition in the humanities
   and social sciences where modeling activities[4] play a central role.
   - the rapid evolution of academic communication via the social media.
   Traditional forms of publication, research monographs and scholarly
   journals are complemented and sometimes rivalled by other forms of
   communication, like blogs, wikis and social networks, which respond to new
   needs: speed, openness, and interactivity. The whole ecosystem of academic
   communication has been turned upside down. The development of new
   evaluation practices, like open peer review, open peer commentary or
   altmetrics are signs of a repositioning of selection practices for the
   categorizing and appropriation of research results[5].

The development of the digital humanities presents an historical
opportunity for the humanities and social sciences to review their
relationship to the whole of society and to bring responses to its needs:
the first step here is to make available large sections of its cultural
heritage on open access in the form of digital manuscripts, the photographs
of historical and artistic productions, 3D representations of
archaeological monuments, videos of social practices, and oral or musical

Computer analysis and modeling of large corpuses of data enables the
production of new approaches to social and cultural phenomena. This
knowledge can have important repercussions for industry, in linguistics for
example, with the development of areas such as automatic language
processing and automatic translation applications (Systran is a good
example) or in sociology where the analysis of social networks has led to
the development of industrial applications relating to the exploitation of
Web data (Linkfluence is another one).

Finally, open access publication practices via the intermediary of online
journals, blogs, wikis and other social media enables the whole of society
in the diversity of its components (professional, associative, teaching,
and non-academic) to benefit from the latest research results and
developments in knowledge but also to contact researchers directly
according to the focus of their studies. Theories relating the
interpenetration of research and society have long been developed, whether
in a global sense, in the sociology of science[7], but also in a more
applied way within different disciplinary fields, with public history.
These decades-old theories take on a new dimension through the
possibilities offered by Internet and social web practices. Supported by
digital history, public history for example has seen rapid growth through
projects as diverse as the documentary enhancement of a photographic
archive dating from the Second World War[8] or the constitution of a
multimedia archive based on the 11 September attacks[9].

*“Horizon 2020”will provide new opportunities for the HSS to contribute to
new research on “challenges of society”. How could your field potentially
contribution to this? Please specify the “societal challenge/s” most likely
to emanate from your research community, and suggest fruitful developments
in this process, if possible.*

Our sector of activity has a major contribution to play in the resolution
of “major challenges of society” essentially by distributing open access
publications likely to enlighten decision makers in their actions by
supplying quality information and relevant analysis. This implies
significant support work in terms of software engineering, IT
administration, referencing, indexing and publishing. The major challenges
facing the sector are twofold:

   - The construction of solid economic models for the distribution of open
   access publications in digital formats. While in its recent
   recommendation[10], the European Commission acknowledges the importance of
   open access publications and recommends its member states to implement
   national policies in this area, it does not provide a specific model for
   implementing its recommendation in the humanities and social sciences.
   Indeed, most debates concerning open access in Europe and on other
   continents relate to the publication of STM rather than HSS articles, and
   there is barely any mention of HSS books.
   This is the case for the “Finch report”[11] which deliberately excludes
   books from its scope. Oapen’s report in March  2010[12] underlines the
   diversity, eclecticism and fragility of economic models in Europe. Since,
   experiments and initiatives have been developed, but their results are yet
   to be confirmed and dominant models adapted to the special situation of
   humanities and social sciences publishing are yet to emerge.
   - The formation of academic digital libraries reaching critical mass on
   a european level and offering optimized access to research results by
   socio-economic actors working in these areas. Repository-harvesting
   services such as Driver have an important role to play but are insufficient
   to ensure the visibility of european HSS publication in an international
   environment. With platforms such as Jstor (over 2000 journals), the United
   States has a head-start over existing european platforms, ensuring an
   immediate advantage in terms of intensity of use and visibility in the
   research space. In the area of online publication, as in other fields, the
   network effect is powerful and reinforces itself over time. The bandwagon
   effect has not yet been reached, which means there is still room to
   manoeuvre but we must not hang around.

*Do you foresee (or have you experienced) obstacles that may prevent you
and your research community from making contributions to the “major
challenges of society” approach? Please provide specific details.*

The main obstacles come from excessive disciplinary specialization, the
persistence of publication models inherited from printing and the
deployment of highly restrictive evaluation systems. These three aspects
are related. The list of “closed” publications, for example, (the list of
journals in which an article has to be published in order for it to be
taken into account) are organized along disciplinary lines, to the
disadvantage of multidisciplinary journals, or journals that explore a
single research subject through methodologies from several disciplines. The
most prestigious journals that make up the majority of these lists are also
often the oldest, based on traditional publishing structures and generally
dependent on print-based distribution. These publication lists, therefore,
effectively “petrify” the academic publishing landscape and discourage the
creation of new works. However, the emergence of new subjects for research,
new approaches and new paradigms, is often channeled through new creations
in the humanities and social sciences. In a flexible environment, in
perpetual motion, where knowledge and skills relating to emerging issues
need to be mobilized quickly, the traditional publication models, based on
printing, perpetuated by prestigious established publications form an
important barrier.

*In order to foster a more integrative approach that would also benefit HSS
research communities, what would you consider the most important incentives
that “Horizon 2020” could provide?*

Horizon 2020 should offer the chance to offer a “new deal” for the
humanities and social sciences. Since their “golden age” in the 60s and
70s, these disciplines have been progressively marginalized to the benefit
of science and technology. The humanities and social sciences are now
constrained to defend their turf, pleading for the protection of their
unique quality in a world governed by logic foreign to their make-up.

This sidesteps the real issue. The humanities and social sciences have a
role to claim at the heart of the construction of contemporary societies.
Several recently published texts relate to this claim. We might refer to
the “Manifesto for Social Sciences” in Europe, published by C. Calhoun and
M. Wieviorka in the new *Socio* journal[13] but also more recently, to the
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities & Social
Sciences report, “The Heart of the Matter”[14]

Sometimes viewed as a threat to the humanities and social sciences, the
digital revolution affects many areas of activity and should be considered
as an opportunity for these disciplines, for at least three reasons:

   - Because digital technologies release the ability these disciplines
   have to analyze social logic and interpret cultural logic, thus to produce
   new knowledge about man and society in new proportions.
   - Because the development of Internet now enables them to distribute the
   knowledge they produce to everyone, without restrictions, and thus to
   influence the evolution of society itself, from the micro-social level of
   individual decision making to the macro-social level of public debate.
   - Because the new collaborative practices enabled by these technologies
   lead the humanities and social sciences to implicate communities of
   interest in the co-production of knowledge and not only in their
   consumption, thus building productive, reflexive forms of interaction
   between the academic disciplines and society.

The Horizon 2020 program should provide a framework for the humanities and
social sciences, under the banner of the “digital humanities”, to make this
possible. To this end, three measures should be taken:

   - There has to be *financing for the development of
   cyber-infrastructures at the european level to give research teams the
   means, tools and services to mobilize the digital technologies they need*.
   The directions laid out in the ESFRI road map should be followed and
   developed as a lever for the HSS.
   - There has to be *financing research programs relating to the digital
   humanities, which especially evaluate the epistemological impact of digital
   technologies on the humanities and social sciences*. Europe’s latency in
   this respect, especially in relation to the USA, has to be rectified, both
   in terms of publications and participation in associations, forums and
   international networks in the field.
   - There has to be *support for the development of platforms with an
   international scope in the field of academic publication*. We should aim
   at providing the european community of researchers in the humanities and
   social sciences with leaders in the digital distribution of research
   results in a highly competitive area. This should entail considerable
   investment into R&D enabling them to offer innovative and effective
   academic information services. The development of long-term economic models
   for open access publication should also receive support, in particular to
   encourage a diversity of models adapted to the specific nature of each
   discipline. Finally, special attention should be paid to publication
   languages, the diversity of which cannot be reduced by the domination of a
   single language, both in the multilingual european context and due to the
   special status that language possesses in the research process even in the
   humanities and social sciences.


[1] P. Svenson, “Beyond the big tent”, in M. Gold (ed.) *Debates in the
Digital Humanities*, University of Minnesota Press, 2012 <

[2] F. Moretti. *Graphs, Maps, Trees*. London: Verso, 2005

[3] Jb. Michel and al. “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of
Digitized Books”.*Science* 331, no. 6014 (14 January 2011): 176‑182.

[4] W. McCarty, *Humanities Computing*, Plagrave, 2005

[5] F. Casati, and al.. “Liquid Publications: Scientific Publications meet
the Web”. Departmental Technical Report. University of Trento, December

[6] “Our Cultural Commonwealth”: The report of the American Council of
Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and
Social Sciences. (New York: ACLS, 2006)

[7] B. Latour, Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers
through Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1987.

[8] P. Peccatte, “PhotosNormandie a cinq ans – un bilan en forme de FAQ”. *Déjà
vu*, 27 January 2012. http://culturevisuelle.org/dejavu/1097

[9] http://911digitalarchive.org/ For a complete panorama of public and
digital history, see: Noiret, Serge. “La digital history: histoire et
mémoire à la portée de tous” in Mounier, Pierre. *Read/Write Book 2 Une
introduction aux humanités numériques*. Marseille OpenEdition Press, 2012.
(pp. 151-177) Web.  http://books.openedition.org/oep/258 .



[12] J. Adema “Overview of Open Access models for ebooks in Humanities and
social sciences”

[13] http://socio.hypotheses.org/147

[14] http://www.humanitiescommission.org/_pdf/hss_report.pdf

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Director - Centre for Open Electronic Publishing - CNRS - EHESS -
Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) - Université d'Avignon
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        Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2013 00:13:34 +0000
        From: Ray Siemens <siemens at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Ithaka S+R sustainability course -- applications open
        In-Reply-To: <E4BB9EE1123B114F82FB36C3927F548D01909DB27EF5 at pr1vmexch02.office.share.org>

[from the DHSI mailing list]

Ithaka S+R is about to launch a new training course starting in January 2014, Sustaining Digital Resources, specifically designed for leaders of digital projects who are developing sustainability plans for the digital resources they have created.   This is not a highly technical course, but rather encourages participants to define the longer-range goals for their projects, to identify the communities they hope to reach, and to think about a range of ways they can assemble the financial and non-financial support they believe they will need.

The course will bring together 20 individuals to work on their own project plans in collaboration with experts and peers, over the course of several months. Many PIs will have well-established projects already, but project leaders at any stage are encouraged to apply.

Further information is here:

The application, due September 30, is here:

If anyone has questions, I can be reached at nancy.maron at ithaka.org<mailto:nancy.maron at ithaka.org>, and at my desk at 212-500-2349.

With best wishes,


Nancy Maron
Program Director, Sustainability and Scholarly Communications
Ithaka S+R


Nancy L. Maron
T 212.500.2349
F 212.500.2366
nancy.maron at ithaka.org<mailto:nancy.maron at ithaka.org>

Ithaka S+R (www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r ) is a strategic consulting and research service that focuses on the transformation of scholarship and teaching in an online environment, with the goal of identifying the critical issues facing our community and acting as a catalyst for change.  Ithaka S+R is part of ITHAKA (www.ithaka.org<http://www.ithaka.org/>), a not-for-profit organization that also includes JSTOR (www.jstor.org http://www.jstor.org/ ) and Portico (www.portico.org<http://www.portico.org/>).

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