A panel and discussion with five scholars from four institutions about evaluating digital scholarship.
Digital resources and methods are deeply embedded in academic research. However, processes for evaluation, peer review, and assessment projects that include digital scholarship have not kept pace with the technological and methodological changes that have altered research practices in many academic disciplines. Often, those not directly involved in digital projects are hesitant to use and assess them, especially if they are not familiar with the theoretical basis for a particular digital undertaking. In addition, digital work tends to be collaborative and interdisciplinary, offering new challenges for measuring the contributions of individuals. This panel is for both the enthusiastic and the skeptical, speaking both to those interested in creating and presenting digital work and those wishing to better understand and assess the digital scholarship of their colleagues.
Presented by the GC Digital Initiatives, CUNY DHI, and the GC Digital Fellows. Co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative, the New Media Lab, and the ITP Certificate Program.
April 21, 2015 at The Graduate Center
Event coordinator and panel moderator
Watch the event recording on the Graduate Center’s video streaming archive.
Read the full description and list of participants on the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiatives website.