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.” […]
@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.
@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). @mklopez : Altmetric is not a perfect tool, so it is bound to come up short in some areas. For example, the fact that articles […]
@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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I took on the mini challenge and created a new group titled “Neoliberal Fiction.” As with many of the campers, I initially struggled to find groups specifically tailored to my fields of interest, specifically neoliberalism and its connections with literature and culture. Part of my dissertation project has to do with tracing the emerging genre […]
@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 […]
@Cgleek Thanks for sharing your experiences with this challenge, and welcome to the camp! I hope HC can help you stay connected to a DH community. Yes, the Humanities Commons team has also noticed less activity in some of the public, subject-based groups and has been trying to think about how to encourage more discussion and […]
This mini-manifesto takes a firm and unwavering stand against any and all metrics that might be devised to measure scholarly productivity, “outcomes,” and the value of scholarship in the humanities. Regarding the notion of a “humane” or “humanistic” metrics for scholarship produced in the Humanities, we don’t need more “humane indicators of excellence” for measuring the “impact” of work in the Humanities; we need to reject metrics, period, arguing that we need to fight, with every tool and techne at our disposal, the fetishization of data (and excellence) in the Neoliberal University. Following the work of Zachary Kaiser (“CitationBomb”), Like Zachary Kaiser, this manifesto seeks “a world in which the production of knowledge becomes ‘an instrument of adoration’ for the unknown, for that which escapes language and cannot be found in the totalizing cybernetic dream of prediction and control.” This mini-manifesto was published in the pamphlet “Humane Metrics / Metrics Noir” (published by Post Office Press + meson press) in a series of 7 pamphlets as part of the Radical Open Access II conference, which took place June 26-27 at Coventry University. More information about this conference and about the contributors to this pamphlet can be found at: http://radicaloa.co.uk/conferences/ ROA2. This pamphlet was made possible due to generous funding from The Post Office, a project of Coventry University’s Centre for Postdigital Cultures and the combined efforts of authors, editors, designers & printers.