Speaker presentation | Margo Bargheer
We have the pleasure to announce the presence of Margo Bargheer for the Winter School Session 07 Data journals and editorialisation of open data
Margo Bargheer is a trained designer and holds a Master’s degree in Social Anthropology and Media Sciences. She is head of the Department for Electronic Publishing at Göttingen State and University Library, which includes the University Press, electronic theses, institutional repositories, projects like OpenAIRE, the COAR office, the university’s Open Access publication funds and campus-based publication data management within the CRIS. Margo is currently the spokesperson for the Working Group of German-Speaking University Presses and board member for the Association of European University Presses (AEUP). She teaches electronic publishing and Open Access to students and librarians and consults on Open Access strategies.
From agile data to solid publication — how scholarly presses could support Digital Humanities
While research methods and research results in DH have made tremendous progress and draw on a growing number of infrastructures such as DARIAH, research assessment in the Humanities seems to develop a lot slower. Publishing in conventional modes and with high-reputation publishers remains its weight, for instance in tenure and promotion. One reason is that scholarly presses serving those fields are either too small or too conventional to adapt to the new needs of their authors, another one is that assessing the value of innovative research calls for a reform of evaluation at several levels in the research cycle. Publishing data such as bibliographies and reference works has a long tradition in Humanities, but usually this takes place in a print-oriented and interpretation-driven paradigm. And although pure data publishing options exist for the Humanities, they haven’t reached full acknowledgment yet, helping to foster careers and facilitate funding. Therefore, innovative DH researchers face the challenge that publishing options for them are either scarce, fail to reflect depth and complexity of their research, or they lack recognition from peers unfamiliar with DH. In my talk I’d like to discuss what scholarly presses can do and do already to partner with DH researchers in data publication and what strategies they should adopt in the future.
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