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Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production
An INKE-hosted Partner Gathering
27 January 2015
Nita Lake Lodge | 2131 Lake Placid Rd | Whistler, BC, Canada


Registration: Please register by November 15th to confirm your participation via

Please click here to download a password-protected PDF of the papers accepted to this gathering. These papers are not for circulation outside of participant group.

We are grateful for the generous sponsorship, support, and participation of the Advanced Research Consortium, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory,, Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur les humanités numériques, Compute Canada, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Digital Research Centre, Editing Modernism in Canada, eHumanities Group, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, E-READ, Érudit, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Implementing New Knowledge Environments, Iter, Justice BC, MakerLab in the Humanities, Modernist Versions Project, Public Knowledge Project, Service BC, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and University of Victoria Libraries, among others.

Tentative Schedule
(Updated 15 January 2015; subject to change)

All proceedings to take place in the Nita Lake Lodge ballroom, or the adjacent foyer.

8.00-8.30am Registration & coffee (provided)
8.30-8.45am Welcome talk by Ray Siemens (U Victoria; INKE)

8.45-9.30am Opening keynote lecture
Chair: Sally Wyatt (eHumanities, KNAW)

  1. Chad Gaffield (U Ottawa), “Misunderstandings, Contradictions and Dangers: Reflections on Why Digital Scholarship is Not Yet Centre-stage But Also Why We Should Still Be Cautiously Optimistic.”

9.30-10.30am Lightning Session 1: Prototypes & Production
Chair: Jon Bath (Digital Research Centre, U Saskatchewan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping)

  1. Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design; INKE Interface Design), “The Multiple Uses of Prototypes in the Digital Humanities and Design.”
  2. Brian Owen (PKP; Simon Fraser U Library), “Sustaining Scholarly Production for Posterity.”
  3. Jentery Sayers (U Victoria; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “Why Fabricate? On the Relevance of Computer-Aided Manufacturing to Scholarly Communication in the Humanities.”
  4. Ernesto Peña (U British Columbia; INKE Interface Design) and Teresa Dobson (U British Columbia; INKE Interface Design), “Glass-Paper-Scissors: Investigating the Metaphors of the Glass Cast through Paper Prototyping.”
  5. Jon Saklofske and the INKE Research Group (Acadia U; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “On the Edge: Activating the Networked and Narrative Natures of Humanities Data.”
  6. Alyssa Arbuckle (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria) and Alex Christie (U Victoria; INKE/MVP), “Intersections Between Social Knowledge Creation and Critical Making.”
  7. Nina Belojevic (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria), “Developing an Open, Networked Peer Review System.”

10.30-10.45am Coffee break (provided)

10.45-11.45am Lighting Session 2: The Evolving Roles of Cultural & Academic Institutions & Groups
Chair: Alyssa Arbuckle (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria)

  1. Clare Appavoo (CRKN), “Academic Libraries as Innovators in the Digital Scholarly Ecosystem.”
  2. Sally Wyatt (eHumanities, KNAW), “Working Across Sectors to Create a Center for Humanities and Technology.”
  3. Dugan O’Neil (Compute Canada), “Enabling DH Research on Compute Canada Resources.”
  4. Laura Mandell (Texas A&M; ARC), “ARC’s Partnerships with Proprietors: Pitfalls and Possibilities.”
  5. Jane Burpee (CARL), “Outside the Four Corners: Library Support of Non-Traditional Scholarly Communication.”
  6. Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “The Public Humanities: Fostering Partnerships Between Academics and Cultural Heritage Stakeholders.”
  7. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria; INKE), “Partners and Researchers in Collaboration: Lessons from INKE.”

11.45am-12.45pm Lightning Session 3: Online Knowledge Environments
Chair: Brian Owen (PKP; Simon Fraser U Library)

  1. Jon Bath, Federica Gianelli, Jade McDougall, Benjamin Neudorf, Sheheryar Sheikh, James Yeku, Xiaohan Zhang, & the INKE Research Team (Digital Research Centre, U Saskatchewan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “RefScape: Building Better Collaborative Research Environments.”
  2. Quinn DuPont (U Toronto), “Moving Forward, Looking Back: Taking Canadian Feminist Histories Online.”
  3. Matthew Hiebert (ETCL, U Victoria), William R. Bowen (Iter; U Toronto, Scarborough; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), Diane Jakacki (Bucknell U), and Constance Crompton (U British Columbia, Okanagan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “Implementing a Social Knowledge Creation Environment.”
  4. Dean Irvine (EMiC; Dalhousie U), “Co-op Editing: The Modernist Commons and Open-Source Sustainability.”
  5. Tanja Niemann and Dominique Bérubé (Érudit), “Towards a new Research and Experimentation Platform in Open Publishing REPOP-PREÉO.”
  6. Daniel Powell (King’s C London; Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria), and Matthew Hiebert (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, U Victoria), “Transformation through Integration: The Renaissance Knowledge Network (ReKN) and a Next Wave of Scholarly Publication.”
  7. Aodhan Kelly (DiXiT; U Antwerp), “Digital Scholarly Editions on the Move.”

12.45pm-1.45pm Lunch (provided) & Lunchtime Talk
Chair: Michael Sinatra (CRIHN; U Montreal)

  1. Christian Vandendorpe (U Ottawa), “Wikipedia and the Ecosystem of Knowledge”

1.45-2.45pm Lightning Session 4: Standards, Methods, & Tools: From Open Access to Linked Open Data
Chair: Clare Appavoo (CRKN)

  1. Jean-Marc Mangin (Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences), “Open Access and Scholarly Books.”
  2. John Maxwell (Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser U), “Beyond Open Access to Open Content.”
  3. Susan Brown (U Guelph; U Alberta; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), John Simpson (U Alberta; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), and members of CWRC and the INKE Research Group, “An Entity by Any Other Name: Linked Open Data as a Basis for a Decentered, Dynamic Scholarly Publishing Ecology.”
  4. Ron Walker, Leslie Weir, and William Wueppelmann (Canadiana), “Linked Metadata and New Discoveries.”
  5. Constance Crompton and Cole Mash (U British Columbia, Okanagan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “Playing Well With Others: The Social Edition and Computational Collaboration.”
  6. Alix Shield (Simon Fraser U), “[Re]Versioning Myth: Collaborative Authorship Deconstructed in Henry W. Tate’s and Franz Boas’s ‘The Story of the Porcupine Hunter.’”

2.45-3.45pm Lightning Session 5: Alternative & Transformational Scholarly Practices
Chair: Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design; INKE Interface Design)

  1. Jennifer Stoops and Erin Glass (CUNY), “Social Paper: Retooling Student Consciousness.”
  2. Mark Perry and Taylor Morphett (Simon Fraser U), “Panopticon or Panacea? Googledocs and Collaborative Real-time Editing.”
  3. Michael Sinatra (CRIHN; U Montreal), “Promoting Open Access and Innovations @ the Centre de Recherche sur les Humanités Numériques.”
  4. John Durno (U Victoria Libraries), “Digital Forensics on a Shoestring: A Case Study from the University of Victoria.”
  5. Stephen Ross (U Victoria; MVP; INKE Modelling & Prototyping) and Matt Huculak (U Victoria; MVP), “Open Modernisms.”
  6. Richard Lane (MeTALab, Vancouver Island U), “Creating Narrative Space: New Modes of Navigation for Online Scholarly Publications.”
  7. Steve Wilcox (U Waterloo), “Mobilizing Knowledge in Game Studies.”

3.45-4.00pm Coffee break (provided)

4.00-4.30pm Wrap-up Talk
Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U; INKE Modelling & Prototyping)

  1. Jennifer Roberts-Smith (U Waterloo), “Breaking the Fifth Wall: Tri-Sector Collaboration at the Stratford Festival.”

4.30-4.45pm Closing comments by Ray Siemens (U Victoria; INKE)

5.00-7.00pm Dinner reception (provided) and Show & Tell / Digital Demonstrations

Part 1:

  • Alex Christie (U Victoria; INKE/MVP), “Pedagogy Toolkit.”
  • Stéfan Sinclair (McGill U; INKE Interface Design), Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta; INKE Interface Design), and Michael Sinatra (CRIHN; U Montreal), “Workset Creation in Voyant Tools: A Digital Demonstration.”
  • Nina Belojevic (ETCL, U Victoria) Shawn de Wolfe (ETCL, U Victoria), & Alec Smecher (Public Knowledge Project), “Personas.”
  • Jon Bath & the INKE Research Team (Digital Research Centre, U Saskatchewan; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “RefScape.”

Part 2:

  • Steve Wilcox & Neil Randall (U Waterloo), “Games as Knowledge Mobilizers.”
  • Jon Saklofske & the INKE Research Team (Acadia U; INKE Modelling & Prototyping), “NewRadial.”
  • Stan Ruecker (IIT Institute of Design; INKE Interface Design), “Bubblelines.”
  • Dan Sondheim, Katie Tanigawa, & members of the ETCL (ETCL, U Victoria), “Electronic Textual Cultures Lab (ETCL) @ UVic.”

Call for Proposals
Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production
An INKE-hosted gathering
27-28 January 2015 | Whistler, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 1 October 2014

Scholarly communication practices are rapidly changing, and this time of transition indicates an opportunity to shape the future of scholarly production in open, flexible, and productive ways that serve the needs of many. As professional work becomes increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge. Recent scholarly communication developments, including open peer review systems and online academic publishing platforms, reflect this transitional period. For instance, in Planned Obsolescence Kathleen Fitzpatrick considers ways of “opening ourselves to the possibility that new modes of publishing might enable, not just more texts, but better texts, not just an evasion of obsolescence, but a new life for scholarship.”

This one and a half day gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around electronic scholarly production, as well as issues of (open) access, partnership, dissemination, alternative modes and models, and the shift from prototype to production. This action-oriented event is geared toward leaders in various arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, members of scholarly associations, and open source practitioners and developers. Taking the success of last year’s INKE-hosted gathering in Whistler, “Building Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Publishing,” as our starting point we hope to both formalize connections across fields and simultaneously open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of electronic scholarly production.

Featured events include:
• Keynote lecture & opening presentations
• Lightning talks, where authors present 5 minute versions of longer papers 
circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
• Show & Tell session, where presenters do digital demonstrations of their projects and / or prototypes
• Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future
We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, OR for relevant prototype or project demonstrations.

Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community; note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before October 1st 2014 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle [at] gmail [dot] com.

“Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group. Some travel assistance may be available as necessary, pending outcome of a separate application to the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for this event.

Happily organized by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, Stephen Ross, Jon Bath, and Jon Saklofske.

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