Librarian working the Digital Humanities, Linked Open Data, Open Educational Resources, and Middle East and North Africa.
I teach mostly composition courses to community college students, mostly in ecocomposition mode. I sometimes get to teach science fiction, my real favorite. I’m currently turning my attention to open educational resources and increasing educational access in general.
I have worked in Museum Education at the Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as having over fifteen years experience as a higher education instructor. I currently serve as Full-time Faculty of Art History and Art Appreciation at Brookhaven College. Additional projects include curatorial efforts, specifically on comics related exhibitions. Moreover, as an advocate for open-educational resources, I have contributed several times to the OER website Smarthistory.
I am a librarian who is passionate about open knowledge and public humanities. Currently I’m a Librarian for Digital Academic Strategies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I previously worked as the Open Access Specialist at Boston University and received my M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. In my career as a librarian, I have advocated for open access to information, educated others about open access practices, and coordinated programming to promote the use of open educational resources. I am also active in a number of public humanities projects that promote community building, self-reflection, and social justice. I am a member of the SPARC Open Education Leadership Program 2018-19 cohort.
I am a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary, working in logic, history of analytic philosophy, and the philosophy of mathematics. In logic, my main interests are non-classical logics and proof theory. My historical interests lie mainly in the development of formal logic and historical figures associated with this development such as Hilbert, Gödel, and Carnap. In the philosophy of mathematics I have mainly worked on Hilbert’s program and the philosophical relevance of proof theory. I’m also interested, and actively working on, Open Educational Resources.
Elder, Abbey K. The OER Starter Kit. Ames, IA, Iowa State University Digital Press, 2019. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.31274/isudp.7
Elder, Abbey K. “Commercial Platforms that Utilize Open Educational Resources: A Crowd-sourced Tool for Sharing Information and Assessing Products.” Spreadsheet. 7 November 2018. https://t.co/xbNC7oVNQP
Elder, Abbey K. “Planning and Implementing an OER Initiative on a Budget.” OER: From Vision to Action, August 2018, Denver, CO. Conference Presentation. http://newprairiepress.org/oer_fromvisiontoaction/2018/presentations/1
Elder, Abbey K. “Identifying OER Needs by Discipline: A User Guide & Survey Instrument.” Questionnaire. 4 May 2018. https://oersurvey.pressbooks.com
Elder, Abbey Kayleen, “Support for Open Access in the Humanities: An Analysis of Current Approaches. ” Master’s Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2017. http://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_gradthes/4737
I am the Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian for Iowa State University. For my work, I do a variety of activities related to outreach and education on open access, open education, copyright, and other scholarly communication topics. In addition, I also teach Iowa State University’s Information Literacy course, Library 160, and provide liaison support for the Anthropology and Sociology departments at the university. My main job duties at this time are related to open educational resources (OER). I have created guides and tools for users to learn more about OER, including a recent handbook, The OER Starter Kit, and a series of Youtube videos intended to introduce faculty to the world of open education. I have also coordinated the Iowa State Open Education Mini-Grants and participate on our university’s Open & Affordable Education Committee. My personal and professional interests lie in open access in the humanities, open education across disciplinary lines, and the very broad category of “open science.” If you have a research project you are seeking collaborators for, feel free to reach out (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will let you know if I’m interested.
As an academic librarian, I am working with colleagues to build a virtual community of local DH scholars/educators to share projects, resources and best practices and address scholarly research and communications issues, such as open source publishing, author’s rights, institutional repositories, digital tools and knowledge creation.
Colin Greenstreet is co-founder and co-director of MarineLives, a not-for-profit for the transcription, linkage and enrichment of the manuscript records of the English High Court of Admiralty from the 1650s and 1660s. The original records are held at the National Archives in Kew, England. Central to the vision of MarineLives is the bringing together of volunteers from academia and the general public, organised in facilitated teams and supported by modern IT and communications technology, to create an educational resource of value.
Spencer D. C. Keralis is a scholar of the past, present, and future of the book. Dr. Keralis is the Founder and Executive Director of Digital Frontiers, a conference and community that brings together the makers and users of digital resources for humanities research, teaching, and learning. Founded in 2012, the conference celebrates it’s 8th anniversary at the University of Texas at Austin in September 2019. Dr Keralis is currently Assistant Professor and Digital Humanities Librarian with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University Library. Dr. Keralis previously served as Research Associate Professor and Head of the Digital Humanities and Collaborative Programs Unit with the Public Services Division of the University of North Texas Libraries. He also served a lecturer in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, as an adjunct instructor in the UNT Department of English, and has taught in the UNT i-School. He holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. His research has appeared in Book History, a special issue American Periodicals on children’s periodicals, and in the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) reports The Problem of Data (2012) and Research Data Management: Principles, Practices, and Prospects (2013). Dr. Keralis’s work on labor ethics in digital humanities pedagogy is forthcoming in Disrupting the Digital Humanities, and the Modern Language Association publication Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities: Concepts, Models, and Experiments. Dr. Keralis has held a Mellon Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia, a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, a Summer Residency at the Queer Zine Archive Project, and served as a CLIR Fellow in Academic Libraries with the University of North Texas Libraries. In 2017, he was honored with the Innovative Outreach Award for the Digital Frontiers project by the Texas Digital Library.