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North Castle Books

Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process
Edited by: Deborah Lines Andersen

Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-1113-0 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-1114-7
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Information: 288pp. Tables, figures, bibliography, index.
Publication Date: September 2003.  


Description: To receive tenure college and university professors have long been required to write scholarly monographs or articles, engage in serious research, and teach effectively. In recent years, however, the emergence of digital scholarship has revolutionized -- and complicated -- the picture in unexpected ways as new electronic media have enabled academics to communicate scholarly material in innovative formats such as websites, PowerPoint presentations, CD-ROMs, and virtual reality "tours." Despite this growing output of sophisticated digital scholarship, there has been little attempt to set standards, define basic issues and concepts, or integrate electronic scholarship into the tenure debate.

This collection of cutting-edge articles marks the first effort to evaluate the place of digital scholarship in the tenure, promotion, and review process. As a primer aimed at scholars, faculty members, and department chairs in the humanities, social sciences, and other fields, as well as deans, provosts, and university administrators, this collection examines the evolution of nontraditional scholarship, analyzes the various formats, and suggests guidelines for assessment on a scholarly level. It also examines the impact of digital scholarship in the classroom and academy and explores new directions for the future. This book will help shape policy in the murky world of tenure review and become a point of reference for scholars and administrators everywhere.

Selected Contents:

Lis of Tables and Figures
Introduction Deborah Lines Andersen
Part I. Policies and Procedures: Studies from the Field Deborah Lines Andersen
1. Mutually Exclusive? Information Technology, and the Tenure, Promotion, and Review Process Lynn C. Hattendorf Westney
2. To Web or Not to Web: The Evaluation of World Wide Web Publishing in the Academy Kathleen Carlisle Fountain
3. Valuing Digital Scholarship in the Tenure, Promotion and Review Process: A Survey of Academic Historians Deborah Lines Andersen and Dennis A. Trinkle
4. Rewards for Scholarly Communication Rob Kling and Lisa Spector
Part II. Creation of Digital Scholarship: Cases from Academe Deborah Lines Andersen
5. Digital Scholarship, Peer Review, and Hiring, Promotion and Tenure: A Case Study of the Journal of Multimedia History Gerald Zahavi and Susan L. McCormick
6. Transforming the Learning Process: A Case Study on Collaborative Web Development in an Upper-Level Information Science Course Thomas P. Mackey
7. Technology in the Classroom: A United Kingdom Experience an G. Anderson
8. Teaching in a Classroom Without Walls: What It Takes to Cultivate a Rich Online Learning Community Daphne Jorgensen
9. Learning Together and Moving Towards Tenure: Special Collections and Teaching Faculty Collaboration in the Development of an On-line Sheet Music Exhibition Jessica Lacher-Feldman
Part III. The Present and the Future Deborah Lines Andersen
10. Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Media Activities in Tenure, Promotion, and Review Dennis A. Trinkle
11. The Development of Criteria for the Inclusion of Digital Publications in the Tenure Process: A Case Study of Washington State University Libraries Ryan Johnson
12. Scholars, Digital Intellectual Property, and the New Economics of Publication and Preservation Terrence Maxwell
13. Stories of the Future David J. Staley
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Comment(s): "Few topics are more important for the future of teaching than the subject of this book. The essays offered here explore the challenges presented by new technologies and offer insights that will be useful to faculty and administrators alike." -- Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia

"Andersen's Digital Scholarship is a useful and quite interesting collection on the promise and perils of the use of informational technology in publishing scholarship. The essays range from discussions of technical problems of production to those of intellectual property and archiving, but the stress is on what it will take to get digital scholarship fairly evaluated and rewarded in academe. It is not that the digital scholarly age is coming. It is here. But the academy has not known how to deal with the new scholars and the new scholarship, especially in the humanities. Andersen's book is an important first step in clarifying what can and should be done." -- Stanley N. Katz, Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies Princeton University

Review(s): "...the issues associated with the topics in this book are of broad interest to faculty, regardless of their discipline...This book provides a balanced approach that allows the reader to become familiar with different uses of technology in academia, with both the advantages and some of the difficulties involved in using these technologies, and the issues that surround the evaluation of these uses...It provides useful information and perspectives for faculty or administrators, in fact anyone interested in digital scholarship and its analysis." -- North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal

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