Submissions:2019/Nontraditional Scholarship: Evaluation and Citation

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2019.


Nontraditional Scholarship: Evaluation and Citation


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Beyond traditional brand-name academic publishers like Wiley and Oxford University Press, how do Wikipedians know when to trust new genres of scholarly research output? Innovative, open-source publishing platforms such as Omeka, Scalar, Open Science Framework, and MIT's PubPub provide exciting new affordances in the knowledge ecosystem.

How to evaluate new scholarship outside of traditionally formatted journals and books? What criteria to use? Are there some genres or platforms that should not be cited in Wikipedia? How to represent bibliographic entities in new formats in Wikidata? How to cite new genres in Wikipedia articles? This panel will discuss quality criteria and signifiers related to nontraditional and emerging scholarship that's citable in Wikipedia.

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Author name:

A. Britton

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Estimated time:

45 minutes

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Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Not exactly. I presented a poster on "Wikidata for Digital Scholarship" at the 2019 Boston Area Digital Scholarship Symposium.

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)