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14 December, 2011

MLA goes Digital

The MLA just made its most recent issue of Profession available online, at least the section on "Evaluating Digital Scholarship." Highly recommended reading for those who still believe that only print publications confer true scholarly credentials. And while this is a great step in the right direction, it is 30 years after Lyotard told us, in The Postmodern Condition, that we were in the midst of a revolutionary change regarding the status of knowledge in computerized societies. His message has finally been heard.

Here is the TOC:
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Introduction
136
Engaging Digital Scholarship: Thoughts on Evaluating Multimedia Scholarship
152
On the Evaluation of Digital Media as Scholarship
169
Where Credit Is Due: Preconditions for the Evaluation of Collaborative Digital Scholarship
182
On Creating a Usable Future
196
Peer Review, Judgment, and Reading