Schedule

January 12

  • intro to Publications Unit
  • intro to class (print and digital publishing; Kairos presentation)
  • syllabus overview
  • [break]
  • introductions: what is the Internet? the Web? print scholarly publishing?
  • homework overview

January 19: what is “scholarship” and why is peer-review important?
to read for class today:

January 26: what are these “webtexts” we’re working with?
to read for class today:

February 2: and what is this metadata thing?
to read for class today:

  • Fitzpatrick’s Planned Obsolescence, Chapter 4 “Preservation
  • Metadata on the Web” (Tony Gill’s chapter in Introduction to Metadata)
  • From “Setting the Stage” chapter in Introduction to Metadata, read the following sections: “Primary Functions of Metadata,” “Some Little-Known Facts about Metadata,” and “Why Is Metadata Important?”. (You will have to scroll down or search to find them. Read the rest of the chapter if you’re really geeked out by the technical and ideological stuff.
  • Willinsky’s The Access Principle, Chapter 12: Indexing & Appendix F: Metadata for Journal Publishing

February 9: why would things as simple as “authors,” “titles,” “publishers,” and “dates” be contested?
to read for class today:

  • Fitzpatricks’s Planned Obsolescence, Chapter Two: Authorship
  • Willinsky’s The Access Principle, Chapter 2: Access; Chapter 4: Associations; Chapter 5: Economics

questions for class discussion:

  • what’s the relationship between Willinsky’s “Metadata for Journal Publishing” and the set of metadata terms we’re going to use?

homework for next week: Complete “Fields requiring Little Instruction” in your spreadsheet.

February 16: Non/Standards
read for class today:

questions for class discussion:

  • what’s the problem between the Development chapter you read and the Language field you entered in the spreadsheet?

homework for next week: Complete the “Fields requiring Simple Lists + DOI” data.

February 23: Copyright, Open Access, and Tenure
read for class today:

homework for next week: Complete the “Rights + Affiliation, Rank, Email” data.

March 2: Brain Power vs. Supercomputing Power
read for class today:

homework due after spring break: Complete the “Abstracts & Keywords” fields for all webtexts in your back issues.

March 9: Spring Break

March 16: metadata continued…

March 23: metadata continued…

March 30: metadata nearly done!…

April 6: No class

April 13: Work Day

  • work on metadata in class

April 20: Reflection on metadata

  • discuss Genre category
  • review final assignment
  • reflect on metadata assignment

April 27: Best Practices
read for today:

in class:

  • discussion of and exercise using Best Practices
  • evaluations

Monday, May 2, 1-3pm: “Exam” time

  • Turn in final assignment & spreadsheet by 3pm Monday. I will be in my office from 1-3pm if you want to transfer the documents f2f.

 

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