This summer, Humanities Commons will honor one of the most time-honored traditions of the season: summer camp.
That’s right- we’re hosting our very own virtual summer camp for users old and new. The HC Summer Camp will be particularly helpful to anyone who has wanted to take advantage of our platform, but either hasn’t found the time or isn’t sure where to begin. HC Summer Camp will give you deadlines and guidance to help you achieve your ideal digital presence.
This group and its connected site will serve as our campgrounds. Join if you’d like to receive updates, inspiration, and reminders about each of our bi-weekly challenges. Remember to also set up your email settings as desired.
Please visit our site for more information and updates: https://hcsummercamp.hcommons.org
I didn’t realize I could create a whole separate website using the Humanities Commons, so this Summer Camp has been very useful to me. I’ve been trying to figure out a space to host Virtual Hemingway, a digital project consisting of more than 250 links to (mostly reputable) Hemingway-related material online. While it’s taken me a bit of time,…[Read more]
Caitlin Duffy started the topic Advanced Mini Challenge #4: Wordpress Plug-Ins for HC Sites in the discussion Humanities Commons Summer Camp on Humanities Commons 1 day, 19 hours ago
I’ve just posted about our fourth mini-challenge on our blog. You can find the post here.
For this mini-challenge, you will learn about the Wordpress plug-ins that are available to use with HC sites. This challenge highlights four of my favorite plug-ins, but feel free to explore other options (there are 26 plug-ins to choose fr…[Read more]
I’ve created a bare-bones site, which is here. I plan to use it to maunder around ideas that keep coming up for my book. Even though I think that I know exactly what I want to do with it, more ideas keep cropping up. It’s good because the work stays interesting, but bad because I really want to finish it.
@mollief Thanks for sharing! I appreciate Altmetric’s ability to alert you to locations where your work is cited that you otherwise might not have been aware of, like Wikipedia (so cool that you’re cited on Wikipedia!).
My July project is to create a site for a project I plan to amplify in the fall. I want to crowd source this project and need a website to do so. I was very happy to find this group to help me do this. Stay tuned!
I took a course last summer on Metrics, and was grateful that we humanists don’t have to rely on such things as Journal Impact Factor or H-index. I found Altmetric very interesting, and I’ve been following a publication of mine ever since. Here’s the link to my article “The Librarian in Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.” Without Altmetric, I don’t…[Read more]
Finally got up the nerve to upload my book proposal for Book ‘Em: Libraries, Librarians, and Information in Mystery Fiction, 1970-2018. I hope to get this item (with a sample chapter) submitted by the end of the month.
I realized that we need to add more subject headings in detective fiction–there’s a subject heading for Golden Age, but not fo…[Read more]
@ninalager Yes! Humanities Commons sites have a number of Wordpress plug-ins that you can activate for your site (our upcoming mini-challenge will focus on plug-ins you can use on HC sites, so we’ll cover this topic a bit more very soon). One of these plug-ins is the Wordpress Importer which lets you export a Wordpress site from elsewhere and…[Read more]
I am so looking forward to this challenge, but I still can’t decide what kind of site to create. Will wait a bit and see what other people come up with in the meantime.
@sarastarbucksantos : Yours is looking really good!
@caitlinduffy49 : Thanks for alerting us to SHERPA/RoMEO! I think this will help me resolve the concerns I had over depositing my own work in CORE.
I just created a site! You can find it here. As you can tell, it’s still very much a bare-bones structure, and my only post is an introductory one (nothing much new besides a link to what I think is the funniest Zizek “lecture” to date). I found the examples linked in the challenge really helpful, as they gave me a sense of what scholars are using…[Read more]
@SaraStarbuckSantos: Thanks for sharing how you’re using Altmetric to research the current work in your field! I think that’s a great idea (and one that I plan to use myself).
Thanks for the example sites compiled in this challenge!
I’m going to sit this one out, thought, because I already have a professional portfolio and blog on Wordpress, and my course sites are hosted by my university.
My personal challenge in the next two weeks will be to link to my previous course sites from my portfolio site.
Welcome to our fourth challenge!
Challenge #4 guides you through the process of creating your own site through Humanities Commons. Right now, we’re just focusing on building the site’s structure and look. We will add content in Challenge #5: Sites 2.0.
The full details and instructions for our fourth challenge can be f…[Read more]
@mklopez, I am really glad you share your doubts about the value of the Altmetric tools here. I did install the Altmetric It plug-in, and tried it out briefly, but was mainly disappointed by the limited places in which it seems to be looking for mentions. Also surprised to find, when I tried it on somebody else’s work (which I consider well-known…[Read more]
Well … I tried it, but it was depressing. A lot of my articles are with journals that don’t assign DOIs, so nothing is generating buzz. And the one that I did check had 1 tweet, from MLA from when I deposited it in CORE a few years ago. I’m not sure I want to put a badge on my personal website advertising that.
On the positive side, I can see…[Read more]
I have previously found CORE useful for syllabus inspiration, and I’ve also found a few research articles of interest. This challenge prompted me to have another root around, and I’ve just downloaded two new articles on issues of digitisation that look highly relevant to the book project I’m working on. As for uploading material of my own, I still…[Read more]
These tools are extremely helpful! I experimented a little bit with the Altmetric bookmarklet on a few articles to see what scholars in my area of interest are saying about those articles/subjects. I found the demographic and geographical breakdown particularly interesting, because it made me much more aware of who might be reading my own work.…[Read more]
I am still trying to get permission to share some of my published work in CORE, but meanwhile I found an excellent article in CORE that might be of interest to many current and aspiring academics: Devoney Looser’s essay “Me and My Shadow C.V.,” about the many failures and rejections we have to face in submitting conference proposals, publishing…[Read more]
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