We’ve been mostly leaving the (blog) floor to the session proposals, but the Modern Language Association just released the first update in 12 years to its Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media, and I thought it warranted a mention.
How to evaluate digital scholarship is a hot-button issue in DH. It is an area of concern both for promotion and tenure committees tasked with evaluating scholarship in non-traditional formats, as well as for authors, reviewers, and editors interested in exploring the possibilities of the digital environment for improving the evaluation process. Those of you who are interested in evaluating digital scholarship should also check out:
- Les Tannenbaum’s proposal for a Session on Peer Review
- The NINES Summer Institute on Evaluating Digital Scholarship
- Digital Humanities Now, which is, among other things, “an experiment in how we evaluate new scholarship.”