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II.16.b. Blog on digital resources - Comment
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All the things you ask for exist - Mendelay, Researchgate. Specific websites do not exist.
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Bibliographical essays would be useful for me.
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But exposure will be extremely useful.
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but not tech for dummies. Presume basic literacy, use of cloud, use of existing databases.
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Digital Humanities Now provides this function for some allied fields
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H-Net/H-Sci-Med-Tech fulfills some of this function for me
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Have to try it to see, right?
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hrd to judge
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I am very impressed with the Medieval Academy of America's new database of medieval digital resources, and would like to see something similar for the History of STEM
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I find reading most of this stuff a waste of my time.
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I have so many things to read and am so pressed for time, that I don't think I would take the time to read more general interest essays unless they were really targeted to my special interests.
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I would be most interested in a searchable list of resources. If I suddenly get interested in something new, I don't know what idiosyncratic archives are available. How does one know that the university of X has a relevant digital archive of Y?
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I would equally benefit from one that reposts or summarises and links to such posts.
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I would love to see a resource that surfaces HSTM blogs and can drive suitable traffic to them
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I would prefer this to be more integrated with existing publications than being a stand alone place to go for digital content
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I'm keen to develop my skills on using data and quant methods for history of science. I'm also aware that digital resources are becoming as key as books for historical research.
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If it was of high quality...
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it would be great if it were integrated into the book reviews in Isis
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It would depend on the quality of the articles and reliability of the information
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My use would depend on the quality and lenght of the entries.
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not in current research, but perhaps for another project
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Or if you could direct us to sites like this already exisiting.
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Quality is the issue. Such a site would need some kind of editorial and/or peer review process to work well for me.
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Resources such as AHA's digital project reviews are A - 3: very useful to me; HSS/STS-focused reviews would be really valuable
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Something like “Digital humanities now“
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Something that aggregates/announces opportunities for research fellowships at libraries and archives would be helpful
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The conditional is bizarre : I have all this already (including answerst o 14-1() and used it and have used it already
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The only problem is that I'm already swimming in information and reading material, and I hardly have time to read scholarly journals. But, that said, we need to figure out how to allow readers to discover and use all the amazing digital projects out there.
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the problem is to make it discoverable at the times when it's needed
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There are a lot of these things out there, it would have to distinguish itself over others.
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There are currently only very weak peer review structures around digital resources, and discoverability of resources is a huge problem despite attempts to alleviate this by special interest groups ranging from the ARC nodes to professional societies. More work in this area is definitely needed!
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There is so much of this information already available I probaby would forget that you have it.
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These kind of sites might be even more helpful if had been provided with their positions in their own field.
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This kind of activity seems to me to have gone out of fashion—in the newsletter I edit, we published tons of these 15 years ago but now never publish them—but the landscape of the web has changed enough that the activity seems worth revisiting.
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This would be extremely useful provided that it were peer reviewed.
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YES! There is a synergy between these components, yet they are difficult to integrate or correlate in an open ended manner.
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Yet another site is probably not desirable nor really needed