June 15, 2021

Conf. Paper: "Enhancing Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Innovation through Hybrid Forms of Publication"

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Title: Enhancing Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Innovation through Hybrid Forms of Publication”

Authors: Nicholas W. Jankowski, Clifford Tatum, Zuotian Tatum, Andrea Scharnhorst

Affiliation:

e-Humanities Group
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam

Abstract:

Enhancing scholarly publication involves presentation in a Web environment with interlinking of the ‘objects’ of a document: datasets, supplementary materials, secondary analyses, and post-publication interventions. Development of the Semantic Web is aimed at facilitating long-term content structure through standardized meta-data formats intended to improve interoperability between concepts and terms within and across knowledge domains. At the same time, ad-hoc scholarly discourse, facilitated by the participatory dynamics of Web 2.0 applications, contributes to an emergent content structure through compliance with open Web standards. While the top-down Semantic Web and bottom-up intertextuality structure are not inherently incompatible, their differences have implications for the design, use, and diffusion of enhanced scholarly publications. In this paper we illustrate a hybrid approach that employs Semantic Web techniques while focusing on practices entailed in contemporary intertextual discourses. This approach is applied to four books prepared for traditional academic publishers; the Web sites and functions for three of these books are described in this paper.

Paper prepared for PKS Scholarly Publishing Conference 2011
September 26, 2011 – September 28, 2011

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See Also: Abstracts (Only) For PKS Conference 2011 Presentations

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