Today we went to Marcellus, MI, to meet Darcy, our new puppy. Here are our first pictures. We’ll bring her home later in August.
Success ultimately depends upon cultivating habits of failure – the willingness to risk something of yourself, to listen in the wake of rejection, and to persevere.
Thank you, @kfitz, for sharing this:
I think it’s increasingly important for those of us who are free to talk about our moments of failure and disappointment to do so, to make clear that successful careers are built on a whole lot of rejection.
Read more on her blog: https://kfitz.info/3278-2/
A good omen: I encountered our elegant resident hawk perched on the goldfleck sycamore tree (planted, I’m told, by Prof. Beal himself) by Beaumont Tower on my way to the @MSULibraries for my first visit with #MSU University Librarian, @jsalem75.
Here are a few reflections on the #TOME initiative I posted after our meeting this week @AAUniversities in DC: http://cplong.org/2018/07/a-few-reflections-on-the-tome-initiative/
Before your first official day as University Librarian at #MSU is over, @jsalem75, I want to welcome you and say how much we in @MSUCAL are looking forward to the many new collaborations with the @MSULibraries we have ahead of us!
Doing the messy work and focusing on scholarly practices: a few reflections on the Towards an Open Monograph Ecosystem meeting @AAUniversities. @AUPresses @ARLNews #TOME @HuMetricsHSS http://cplong.org/2018/07/a-few-reflections-on-the-tome-initiative/
These are resources and links gathered along the way during today’s conversation at the July 2018 TOME meeting.
- TOME Referatory – https://tome.figshare.com/
- MSU call for TOME Award Nominations
- The Magnificent Seven framework for impact
- HathiTrust – https://www.hathitrust.org/
- Project MUSE Open Access Books – https://about.muse.jhu.edu/publishers/oa-books-program/
- JSTOR Open Content – https://www.jstor.org/open/
- OAPEN Foundation – https://www.oapen.org/home
- Knowledge Unlatched Open Analytics – http://knowledgeunlatched.org/ku-open-analytics/
- Authors Alliance – https://www.authorsalliance.org/ – from their site: “Authors Alliance promotes authorship for the public good by supporting authors who write to be read.”
- Emory’s Center for Digital Scholarship Resources and Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Scholarship
- SPARC Open – https://sparcopen.org/
When we began our work on the TOME Impact Working Group, we tried to articulate a framework to help shape our work.
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As part of an initiative to explore the potential benefits of open access modes for disseminating academic monographs, we have found ourselves returning to basic questions about how we want to measure and understand what it is we do when we send a monograph out into the world. Every book is created from our basic scholarly impulse to enrich some aspect of the complex world we share. Yet when we seek to tell the story of its impact, we too often rely on narrow, dull, and/or inadequate measures — citation counts; print runs; downloads.
One way to shift this tendency to narrow and flatten the scope of scholarly impact is to give it more texture by identifying a wider range of possible audiences capable of creating transformative public communities. …
Michael Elliot, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory, home of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, has an important report to the Mellon Foundation about the Future of the Monograph. HT Sarah McKee, Senior Director for Publishing, Emory University.
Here is how the report begins:
Over the course of six months during the 2014-15 academic year, a working group of faculty and administrators at Emory University met regularly to explore and understand the development of a new model for supporting and disseminating book-length publication in the humanities. The challenges facing traditional university press publication of humanities monographs have been reported widely. …
The TOME initiative now has a figshare site (https://tome.figshare.com/) for the curation and collection of TOME titles. Colleagues in the Humanities & Social Sciences at MSU, regardless of College, are eligible to be nominated for TOME award that provide $15K to support the open access publication of a monograph.
We are calling this a referatory to distinguish it from a repository, because it points to OA monographs rather than hosting them itself.