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Publicly Engaged Publishing – OER now live!

3 replies, 3 voices Last updated by Kath Burton 7 months, 3 weeks ago
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    • #64889

      Kath Burton

      How do OERs support values-based publishing?

      As we launch into 2023, members of the Publishing and the Publicly Engaged Humanities Group have teamed up with the HuMetricsHSS (Humane Metrics in Humanities and Social Science) initiative to co-author a new open educational resource (OER).

      Publishing Values-based Scholarly Communication is a wholly collaborative project created by Catherine Cocks, Interim Director of the Michigan State University Press, Kath Burton, Humanities Editorial Development Director, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Bonnie Russell, Project Manager for HuMetrics and MESH Research at MSU’s College of Arts and Letters. The OER was funded by a generous grant from the Scholarly Communication Notebook (SCN).

      Read more about the release of the OER on our group site here.

      We’re keen to hear from anyone who is using the OER and the various tools included within, so that future iterations can include more examples of publicly engaged scholarship and effective practices using the Sorter and the HuMetricsHSS values framework.  Visit to find out more and when you’re ready, let us know how you are using the resources, and what else it should include.

      You can contact us via this group on HCommons or use the form in the OER – we’re keen to hear from all and hope we can continue the conversation about publicly engaged publishing with you!

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      Catherine Cocks

      It’s so exciting to see the OER go live! Many thanks to Kath Burton and to Bonnie Russell for making it a reality, and also to Rebecca Kennison for coming up with the idea. My favorite parts are video interviews with several people who have broad experience in publicly engaged work: Michelle May-Curry, director of Humanities for All; Teresa Mangum and Anne Valk, editors of the Humanities and Public Life book series; Dave Tell, of the Emmett Till Memory Project; and Jenny Brier and Matt Wizinsky, director and designer, respectively, of History Moves. We hope the members of this Commons group will help us incorporate more voices and projects and more good advice in the OER as it involves.

      Catherine Cocks, MSU Press

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      Bonnie Russell

      I’m delighted that the OER has finally been released! Gathering real-life examples from those engaged in this work has been a journey of discovery. I’ve learned so much from those we’ve interviewed, as well as thinking through how values frameworks can help negotiate both the work itself and the interpersonal relationships that work resides. This has been a fantastic experience, and I’m excited to hear your thoughts.

    • #65413

      Kath Burton

      To find out more about the fabulous work of the HuMetricsHSS Initiative, the team have just released a new format newsletter that provides updates on how the project has been evolving.

      And check out Section 6 of Publishing Values-Based Scholarly Communication to explore how the HuMetrics Values Sorter can support values-based publishing practices. We’ll be using the tool to explore publishing pathways in more detail soon.

      Subscribe to the quarterly HuMetricsHSS newsletter here !

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