New Knowledge Models:
Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production

An INKE-hosted gathering
19 January 2016 | Whistler, BC, Canada


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


n.b. Program is current as of January 11th 2016 and is subject to change. All proceedings will take place in the Nita Lake Lodge ballroom, or the adjacent foyer.

We are grateful for the 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,, Compute Canada, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, eHumanities Group, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, Érudit, Humanist Data Lab, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Implementing New Knowledge Environments, Iter, MakerLab in the Humanities, Modernist Versions Project, Public Knowledge Project, Simon Fraser University Library, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, and University of Victoria Libraries, among others.

Tuesday January 19th

8.30am-9.00am Registration & coffee

9.00am-9.05am Opening comments (Ray Siemens, U Victoria)

9.05am-9.45am Opening talk & discussion

Chair: Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library; PKP)

Sally Wyatt (e-Humanities group, KNAW): “Understanding the Computational Turn in the Humanities: Lessons from Science & Technology Studies”

The widespread diffusion of digital technologies has played a key role in drawing attention to the importance of information and knowledge for a variety of contemporary economic and social forms. Scholars, industrialists, politicians and policy makers are all engaged in discussing, analyzing and sometimes even promoting knowledge-based economies. Drawing on insights from ‘science and technology studies’ (STS), I will discuss the dynamics of knowledge creation in the humanities, and what they mean for the development of research infrastructures, methods and techniques in the humanities.

9.45am-10.00am Quick break

10.00am-10.45am Lightning session #1 Open Social Scholarship

Chair: Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)

  1. Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “Digital Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis: Activating Humanities Research and Communication through Open Social Scholarship Platform Design”
  2. Matthew Wizinsky (U Cincinnati) & Jennifer Brier (U Illinois, Chicago), “History Moves: Mobilizing Public Histories in Post-Digital Space”
  3. Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Libraries; Public Knowledge Project), “New and Emerging Engagement Opportunities for the Digital Humanities”
  4. John Maxwell (Simon Fraser U), “The Evolution of the Monograph in an Age of Open Social Scholarship”
  5. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “’Faster alone, further together’: Reflections on INKE’s Year 6″

10.45am-11.00am Quick break

11.00am-11.45pm Lightning session #2 Scholarly Communication & Production

Chair: Laura Mandell (TAMU)

  1. Daniel Powell (Kings College London; U Victoria), “Scholars at Work: Mapping Social Production in the Digital Humanities”
  2. Susan Brown (U Guelph; Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory), “An Experiment in Hybrid Open-Access Online Scholarly Publishing: Regenerations
  3. Milena Radzikowska (U Nebraska-Lincoln), Stan Ruecker (IIT, Institute of Design), & Geoffrey Rockwell (U Alberta), “Introducing the New Interface Commons”
  4. John Bonnett (Brock U) & Mark Anderson (Edge Hill U), “StructureMorph: Creating Scholarly 3D Models for a Convergent, Digital Publishing Environment”
  5. Rowland Lorimer (Simon Fraser U), “Economies of Scale, Community Building and Innovation in Scholarly Publishing”

11.45pm-12.45pm Lunch break

12.45pm-1.30pm Lightning session #3 New Knowledge Models

Chair: Stan Ruecker (IIT, Institute of Design)

  1. William Wueppelmann (, “Bringing it all Together: Canadiana Online as a Comprehensive National Research Platform”
  2. Constance Crompton (U British Columbia, Okanagan) & Cole Mash (U British Columbia, Okanagan), “Unknown But Not Unknowable: The Network of Identified and Unidentified Hands in the Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript”
  3. Jason Ensor (U Western Sydney), “Towards a Networked Post-Print Ecology of Digital Scholarship: An Experiment in Academic Publishing Using Bi-Directional Linking, Parallel Literature and Transclusions via Project Xanadu”
  4. Richard Lane (Vancouver Island U), “Revisiting Open Source Software Development Models for Community Based DH Research Generation”
  5. John F. Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver), “Curation by Re-Creation: Innovative, New Knowledge Model for Classic Radio Drama”

1.45pm-2.30pm Lightning session #4 Future Directions for Cultural Institutions

Chair: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)

  1. Lisa Goddard (U Victoria Libraries), “Developing the Read/Write Library”
  2. Clare Appavoo (CRKN) & Kimberly Silk (CRKN), “Ink on Our Hands: Drawing the Roadmap towards an Integrated Digital Scholarship Ecosystem”
  3. Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U Library), “Research Commons: Sites of Innovation, Experimentation, and Collaboration in Academic Libraries”
  4. Jentery Sayers (U Victoria), “Sustaining and Repairing Research Infrastructures”
  5. Kimon Keramidas (New York U), “Writing for Publics, Designing for Platforms: Complexity and Fluency in Service of Accessibility”

2.30pm-2.45pm Quick break

2.45pm-3.30pm Lightning session #5 Humanities Design: Projects, Platforms, & Pragmatics

Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)

  1. Stan Ruecker (IIT, Institute of Design), “Pilot Testing in the Digital Humanities”
  2. Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser U), “The Women’s Print History Project, 1750-1830”
  3. Alex Christie (U Victoria), “Critically Making Humanities Cyberinfrastructure”
  4. Colette Colligan (Simon Fraser U), “The Wilde Trials International News Project”
  5. Claire Battershill (Simon Fraser U), “The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP)”

3.30pm-3.45pm Closing comments & wrap-up, Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

3.45pm-4.00pm Break & digital demo set-up

4.00pm-5.30pm Show & Tell: Light reception & digital demos

Part 1, 4.00pm-4.30pm:

  • John F. Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver), “Curation by Re-Creation and Radio Nouspace”
  • Susan Brown (U Guelph; CWRC), “NERVE: Named Entity Recognition Vetting Environment”
  • Claire Battershill (Simon Fraser U), “The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP)”
  • Alex Christie (U Victoria), “Z-Axis Mapping Tool”
  • Colette Colligan (Simon Fraser U), “The Wilde Trials Press Project”
  • Randa El-Khatib (U Victoria), “TopoText: A Tool for Collocating Places and Words”

Part 2, 4.30pm-5.00pm:

  • Matthew Huculak (U Victoria Libraries), “The Collaboration Machine: Workflow and Animation Matching Digital Humanists with Library Colleagues”
  • Michelle Levy (Simon Fraser U), “The Women’s Print History Project, 1750-1830”
  • Laura Mandell (TAMU), “The Advanced Research Consortium”
  • Chelsea Miya (U Alberta), Susan Brown (U Guelph), Mihaela Ilovan (U Alberta), Shawn Murphy (Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory), John Simpson (Compute Canada) and Jana Smith-Elford (U Alberta), “HuViz (Humanities Visualizer)”
  • Daniel Powell (King’s College London; U Victoria), “Renaissance Knowledge Network”
  • Ulf Schuetze (U Victoria), “An Online Grammar Toolbar”

Wednesday January 20th Formal partner meeting, by invitation only.

Call for Proposals

Proposals Due: 1 October 2015

The modes and models of communication are changing rapidly. Digital has become the primary vehicle for contact, conversation, and conveyance. What does this mean for the future of scholarly production? How can we develop open, flexible, and productive communication systems that serve the needs of many? As personal and professional activities become increasingly enmeshed with and supported by digital technology, practitioners have begun to explore different venues and modes for sharing knowledge, as well as different ways to work together toward common goals.

We invite you to join this conversation during our annual INKE-hosted researcher and partner gathering in Whistler, BC. This gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital communication, especially 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 and learners in various arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, and others. Taking the success of past years’ INKE-hosted gatherings in Whistler as our starting point, we hope to simultaneously formalize connections across fields and open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of digital scholarship.

Featured events include:

  • Lead presentations by Dr. Sally Wyatt (Maastricht U) and Dr. Dominique Bérubé (U Montreal)
  • Lightning talks, where authors present 4-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 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 2015 to Alyssa Arbuckle at alyssaarbuckle [at]  gmail  [dot]  com.

“New Knowledge Models: Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group. This gathering is organized happily by Ray Siemens and Alyssa Arbuckle, working with our Whistler Advisory Group: Clare Appavoo, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Chad Gaffield, Janet Halliwell, Brian Owen, and Sally Wyatt.


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