1. Active Group Members
2. Activities & Objectives
3. Publications

Capacity, 2016+

The Capacity cluster facilitates collaboration across the partnership, as well as with external partners and communities, through cultivating dialogue and shared expertise between partners and researchers—especially on key topics such as adoption of standards, metadata schemas, desirable tools and products, and wider user engagement. Capacity also coordinates training, advocacy, and leadership. This cluster asks, how do we create, facilitate, and nurture ways to collaborate, communicate, mobilize and transfer knowledge across the partnership and beyond into the larger public?

Capacity consists of members who are involved either as Stakeholders (whose interests align with INKE research areas, and who benefit from ongoing and regular communications around project activities), Advisory/Dialogue colleagues (who interact in direct and more formal modes with INKE, and participate in meetings and conference), Support (whose interests align with INKE research areas, who provide digital services in academic and public sectors, and who facilitate the provision of technical expertise, infrastructure, shareable digitized content and data sets, and services), and Co-Development (who are active, direct participants in specific research and knowledge mobilization projects). These roles vary according to degree of involvement, recognizing that such roles will evolve.

Active Group Members

  • Co-leads: Brian Owen (SFU Library, Public Knowledge Project) & Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)
  • Members: Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network [CRKN]), Alyssa Arbuckle (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab [ETCL]), Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan U), Jonathan Bengtson (University of Victoria Libraries), John Bonnett (Brock U), Simon Burrows (Digital Humanities Research Group, U Western Sydney), Rebecca Dowson (SFU Library), Michel Duquet (Canadian Association of Learned Journals), Ian Gadd (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), Susan Haigh (Canadian Association of Research Libraries [CARL]), Janet Halliwell (J.E. Halliwell and Associates), Richard Lane (Vancouver Island U), Rowland Lorimer (Scholarly and Research Communication), Laura Mandell (Advanced Research Consortium [ARC]), John Maxwell (Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing [CISP]), Tanja Niemann (Érudit), Brian Owen (SFU Library, Public Knowledge Project), John Simpson (Compute Canada), Dan Sondheim (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab [ETCL]), Christine Tausig-Ford (Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences), William Wueppelmann (Canadiana.org), Sally Wyatt (Huygens ING), among others.

Activities & Objectives

We use open and active communication, collaborative partnerships, flexible development methodologies, and standard planning and workflow tools, working across the entire team of researchers and partners in activities such as:

  • making scholarly discourse and research output visible to the general public, and enriching public engagement via increased integration of scholarly discourse
  • enabling increased interoperability across our cultural heritage resources and related academic and public resources by sharing data and metadata schemas across and beyond partner work, in categories that make sense to all users
  • articulating the worth and value of our national open data, resources, and other digital assets in real terms, plus the value (and cost) of creation, maintenance, communication, and preservation activities, including application programming interface (API) and metadata creation
  • enriching cultural and academic resources by moving extant and emerging resource and tool prototypes into production; (e) expanding Canadian knowledge creation and co-creation by consulting and advising on best practices for large data-set creation and maintenance, including via crowd and other public-facing processes
  • tracing and highlighting specific areas of shared interest in digital communication (including sustainability, infrastructure, and affordances of online tools)
  • community event organization (such as our annual partner meetings) and outreach opportunities like workshops and conferences
  • open, accessible training in tools and prototypes produced and employed by our stakeholders, consultants, supporters, and co-development partners
  • access to training by expanding the Digital Humanities Summer Institute network
  • general high-priority HQP training
  • sharing of learning and training resources, for specialists and generalists alike, by establishing a pedagogical commons
  • fostering aptitude, encouraging practice, and increasing understanding of open co-creation and co-development in experts and the general public alike, in all training and engagement activities

Related Publications

  • Arbuckle, Alyssa, Nina Belojevic, and Matthew Hiebert, and Ray Siemens, with Shaun Wong, Derek Siemens, Alex Christie, Jon Saklofske, Jentery Sayers, and the INKE and ETCL Research Groups. “Social Knowledge Creation: Three Annotated Bibliographies.”Scholarly and Research Communication 5.2 (2014). 219 pp.
  • Arbuckle, Alyssa, Constance Crompton, and Aaron Mauro, eds. “Introduction: ‘Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing.’” Special Issue, Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4 (2014): n.pag. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/195.
  • Bowen, William R., Matthew Hiebert, and Constance Crompton. “Iter Community: Prototyping an Environment for Social Knowledge Creation and Communication.” Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4(2014): n.pag.
  • Brown, Susan, and John Simpson. “The Changing Culture of Humanities Scholarship: Iteration, Recursion, and Versions in Scholarly Collaboration Environments.” Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4(2014): n.pag.
  • Mandell, Laura, and Elizabeth Grumbach. “Meeting Scholars Where They Are: The Advanced Research Consortium (ARC) and a Social Humanities Infrastructure.” Scholarly and Research Communication 5.4(2014): n.pag.
  • Owen, Brian, and Kevin Stranack. “The Public Knowledge Project and the Simon Fraser University Library: A Partnership in Open Source and Open Access.” The Serials Librarian 55.1-2 (2008):  140-67.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “The Potential of Open Computer-mediated Communication Channels to Facilitate Collaboration in Geographically Distributed Collaborations.”  Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “Research Collaboration as ‘Layers of Engagement’: INKE in Year Four.” Scholarly and Research Communication5.4 (2014): n.pag. http://www.src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/viewFile/181/381.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “Developing Academic Capacity in Digital Humanities: Thoughts from the Canadian Community.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 7.1 (2013): n.pag.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “Responding to Change and Transition in INKE’s Year 3.” Scholarly and Research Communication 4.3 (2013): n.pag. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/115.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “Firing on All Cylinders: Progress and Transition in INKE’s Year 2.” Scholarly and Research Communication 3.4 (2012): n.pag. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/72/153.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “Understanding Long-Term Collaboration: Reflections on Year 1 and Before.” Scholarly and Research Communication 3.1 (2012): n.pag. http://src-online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/48/192.
  • Siemens, Lynne. “The Potential of Grant Applications as Team Building Exercises.” Journal of Research Administration 41.1 (2010): 75-89. http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ886794.pdf
  • Siemens, Lynne. “It’s a Team if You Use ‘Reply All’: An Exploration of Research Teams in Digital Humanities Environments.” Literary and Lingusitic Computing 24.9 (2009): 225–33. http://llc.oxfordjournals.org.ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/content/24/2/225.full.pdf+html.
  • Siemens, Lynne, and Elisabeth Burr. “A Trip Around the World: Accommodating Geographical, Linguistic and Cultural Diversity in Academic Research Teams.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 28.2 (2013): 331-43.
  • Siemens, Lynne, Richard Cunningham, Wendy Duff, and Claire Warwick. “A Tale of Two Cities: Implications of the Similarities and Differences in Collaborative Approaches within the Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities Communities.” Papers from Digital Humanities 2010, King’s College, London. Ed. John Nerbonne, Bethany Nowviskie, Paul Spence, and Paul Vetch. Spec. issue ofLiterary and Linguistic Computing 26.3 (2011): 335-48. http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/content/26/3/335.full
  • Siemens, Lynne, Wendy Duff, Richard Cunningham, and Claire Warwick.  “‘Able To Develop Much Larger and More Ambitious Projects’: An Exploration of Digital Projects Teams.” Proceedings of DigCCurr 2009: Digital Curation: Practice, Promise and Prospects, Apr. 2009. Ed. Helen R. Tibbo, Carolyn Hank, and Christopher A. Lee. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina, 2009. N.p. http://stores.lulu.com/DigCCurr2009
  • Siemens, Lynne, and INKE Research Group. “Responding to Change and Transition in INKE’s Year 3.” Scholarly and Research Communication 4.3 (2013): n.pag.
  • Siemens, Lynne, and the INKE Research Group. “From Writing the Grant to Working the Grant: An Exploration of Processes and Procedures in Transition.” New Knowledge Environments 1.1 (2009): n.p. http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/INKE/article/view/169
  • Siemens, Lynne, Ray Siemens, Richard Cunningham, Teresa M. Dobson, Alan Galey, Stan Ruecker, and Claire Warwick. “INKE Administrative Structure, Omnibus Document.” New Knowledge Environments 1.1 (2009): n.p. http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/INKE/article/view/546
  • Siemens, Lynne, Claire Warwick, Wendy Duff, and Richard Cunningham. “Building Strong E-book Project Teams: Processes to Maximize Success while Drawing on Essential Academic Disciplinary Expertise.” Proceedings of BooksOnline at the 13th European Conference on Digital Libraries. Corfu, October 2009. N.p. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/cambridge/events/booksonline09/papers/p5.pdf

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