Speaker presentation | Anne Baillot

We have the pleasure to announce the presence of Anne Baillot for the Winter School Session 07 Data journals and editorialisation of open data

 

Biography

Anne Baillot was a trainee civil servant at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris between 1995 and 1999. She completed her PhD in 2002 in Paris. Since then, she has been living in Berlin where she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at various institutions. Between June 2010 and January 2016, she was junior research group leader at the Institute of German Literature of Humboldt University, funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation). As a junior group leader, Anne Baillot is the editor of Letters and Texts: Intellectual Berlin around 1800. Since 2013, Anne has been a member of the editorial board of fr.hypotheses and en.hypotheses, and since 2015, Anne has been a board member of the German DH association (DHd) and of the European Society for Textual Scholarship. She blogs about her research in English on http://digitalintellectuals.hypotheses.org/ and tweets as @AnneBaillot. Since February 2016, she has joined Laurent Romary’s team and is working at the interface between research, infrastructure and cultural heritage institutions. She is Managing Editor for the Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative and is working towards developing new models for journals in the scholarly ecosystem. Her next book (to appear 2017) is dedicated to the relationships between writers and publishers between the late 18th and early 20th century in Germany.

 

Abstract

Do we still need peer-review? Datajournals as a way of reconsidering our evaluation culture and our understanding of research

Never had scholars had to write so many applications and so many reviews as nowadays. Peer-review has been institutionalized as the central regulation mechanism of the two core activities that are formulating a research question and its workflow on the one hand and criticizing its results on the other hand. Still, most scholars are deeply unsatisfied by a system in which they feel like they never really get to “do” research, but are rather stuck in a vicious circle of unproductive evaluations.

While evaluation is perceived by scholars as more and more disconnected from research itself, the datajournal model developed by DARIAH in the context of the episcience platform is aiming at re-harmonizing research and evaluation, allowing to integrate peer reviews as a contribution to the research and development process of an online resource, in a continuous (virtuous) feedback loop.

In this session, I will begin with a short introduction on the role of journals in the research workflow, on the different forms of peer review and their impact, and on the general principles of datajournals. In the main part of the session, the participants will be given the opportunity to work with the episcience sandbox dedicated to the datajournal model. They will be asked to outline a datajournal prototype in a field of research they can define themselves (this can be realised individually or in small groups and will take about 15mn of creative brainstorming). Each group will then present their idea in 2-3 minutes in which they should tackle in particular the workflow specificities connected to the data/discipline they have chosen as an example.

The session will allow to address both benefits and challenges of datajournals, aiming more widely at initiating a constructive dialogue on publication and evaluation structures in the digital age.

 

Selected bibliography

Christine Berthaud, Laurent Capelli, Jens Gustedt, Claude Kirchner, Kevin Loiseau, et al.. EPISCIENCES – an overlay publication platform. Dr. Panayiota Polydoratou. ELPUB2014 – International Conference on Electronic Publishing, Jun 2014, Thessalonique, Greece. IOS Press, pp.78-87, 2014,<http://www.ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/36552>.<10.3233/978-1-61499-409-1-78>. <hal-01002815v2>

Laurent Romary, Mike Mertens, Anne Baillot. Data fluidity in DARIAH – pushing the agenda forward. BIBLIOTHEK Forschung und Praxis, De Gruyter, 2016, 39 (3), pp.350-357. <hal-01285917v2>

 

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