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- ItemAligning open access publications with the research and teaching missions of the public university: the case of the Lethbridge Journal Incubator (If 'if's and 'and's were pots and pans)(Michigan Publishing, 2015) O'Donnell, Daniel Paul; Hobma, Heather; Cowan, Sandra A.; Ayers, Gillian; Bay, Jessica L.; Swanepoel, Marinus; Merkley, Wendy; Devine, Kelaine; Dering, Emma; Genee, IngeThe Lethbridge Journal Incubator is a joint project of the University of Lethbridge Library, School of Graduate Studies, and Faculty of Arts and Science. Its goal is to address the issue of sustainability of gold open access journals by aligning the publication process with the educational and research missions of the public University. In this way, the open access publication, which is more commonly understood as a cost center that draws resources away from a host university's core missions, is transformed into a sustainable, high-impact resourc that improves retention and recruitment. It does this by providing graduate students with ear experience with scholarly publishing (a proven contributor to in- and post-program student satisfaction and career success), highly-sought after research and technical skills, and project management experience. This article provides a background to the problem of financing gold open access publication and reports on the experience of the researchers responsible for establishing the incubator as it leaves its experimental phase and becomes a center of the University.
- ItemAll along the watchtower: intersectional diversity as a core intellectual value in digital humanities(Arc Humanities Press, 2019) O'Donnell, Daniel Paul
- ItemCaedmon's hymn : a multimedia study, edition and archive(2005) O'Donnell, Daniel Paul
- ItemComing to terms with new ageist contamination: cosmopolitanism in Ben Okri's "The famished road"(Indiana University Press, 2007) de Bruijn, EstherThe paper refutes Douglas McCabe's essay "'Higher Realities': New Age Spirituality in Ben Okri's The Famished Road" for its injudicious attack on Okri as a New Ageist and "detraditionalizing perennialist" whose novel The Famished Road purportedly reinforces cultural imperialism and global capitalism. The paper reveals that McCabe's primary intention is to indict Okri for the latter's supposed misappropriation of the traditional abiku narrative and that McCabe's imputation of The Famished Road relies on evidence from without, rather than within, the novel itself. The paper goes on to consider Okri's suffusion of spirituality in the novel as a means of imparting an "enchanted" history. It suggests that notions of cosmopolitanism, in Anthony Kwame Appiah's sense, pervade the text and that characters like Dad and the Photographer can offer insight into individual attempts to manage the various, contesting ontological systems at play in an African culture.
- Item"Credit where credit is due": authorship and attribution in Algonquian language digital resources(2020) Bliss, Heather; Genee, Inge; Junker, Marie-Odile; O'Donnell, Daniel Paul
- ItemDefining the scholarly commons - reimagining research communication. Report of Force11 SCWG Workshop, Madrid, Spain, February 25-27, 2016.(Pensoft Publishers, 2016) Kramer, Bianca; Bosman, Jeroen; Ignac, Marcin; Kral, Christina; Kalleinen, Tellervo; Koskinen, Pekko; Bruno, Ian; Buckland, Amy; Callaghan, Sarah; Champieux, Robin; Chapman, Chris; Hagstrom, Stephanie; Martone, MaryAnn; Murphy, Fiona; O'Donnell, Daniel Paul'Today’s dominant modes and models of scholarly communication stem from 350 years of tradition around scholarly and scientiﬁc dissemination through printed materials. As has been often noted, current forms of electronic communications recapitulate these practices and perpetuate the reward systems built around them. Too often, scholars are unaware of the origins of current practices and accept the status quo because "that’s how it's done". But what if we could start over? What if we had computers, an internet, search engines and social media, but no legacy of journals, articles, books, review systems etc.? How would we be acting as scholars to communicate our research and put it to maximum use? What would consumers of this scholarship expect? To what extent is the promise of new modes of communication enabled by 21st century technology fostered or held back by these traditions?
- ItemFinding the principles of the commons: a report of the Force11 Scholarly Communications Working Group(Digital Commons, 2016) Champieux, Robin; Kramer, Bianca; Bosman, Jeroen; Bruno, Ian; Buckland, Amy; Callaghan, Sarah; Chapman, Chris; Hagstrom, Stephanie; Martone, MaryAnn E.; O'Donnell, Daniel Paul[No abstract available]
- Item"I certainly have the subjects in my mind": the diary of Anne Frank as bildungsroman(Canadian Association for the Advancement of Netherlandic Studies / Association canadienne pour l'avancement des etudes neerlandaises (CAANS-ACAEN), 2011) O'Donnell, Daniel PaulThis article examines the techniques used by Anne Frank in revising her diaries for what she intended to be a post war publication. The article begins by reviewing the scholarly and political contexts in which the Diaries are normally discussed. It then shows the extent to which Frank's revisions of her diaries (from the "a" to "b" versions) were the result of a conscious rethinking of the work's purpose and audience and begun only after several months' deliberations. Finally, the article looks at the nature of the revisions Frank made to the content of her diaries, focussing primarily on the first few months. In these entries in particular Frank shows a willingness to alter the known facts of her history in order to improve the plot and emotional impact of her experiences. She shortens time-lines, reduces the number of characters, and deletes and adds events and dialogue all with an eye towards emphasizing the extraordinary nature of the events that had overfallen her and the degree to which they allowed for the development of her latent ability as an author. In rewriting the Diary as Het Achterhuis, Frank was not simply revising: her second version is an artistic reworking of the raw material in her daily journals, a reworking that reflects clear literary goals.
- Item"Let's start a journal!": the multidisciplinary graduate student journal as educational opportunity(Michigan Publishing, 2018) Esau, Paul; Viejou, Carey; Chow, Sylvia S. T.; Dohms, Kimberly M.; Firth, Steven J.; McKinnon, Jarret; Morrison, Dorothea; Parsons, Reed; Rieger, Courtney; Spiric, Vanja; Toth, Elaine; Ueland, Kayla; Graham, Rumi Y.; O'Donnell, Daniel PaulThe University of Lethbridge is a medium-sized, primarily undergraduate, comprehensive research university on the Canadian Prairies in Alberta. It has a small but growing graduate school, within which most students are studying at the masters level. For many years, the graduate student elected representative body, the Graduate Students Association (GSA), has sponsored an annual refereed conference, Meeting of the Minds. In 2015 the GSA decided to supplement this conference with an accompanying journal, also called Meeting of the Minds. This article discusses the lessons learned in establishing this journal and overseeing its first two years of operations (and first year of publication). The article concentrates on two sets of problems: 1) philosophical, economic, and sociological issues that arose at the conceptual level while establishing a multidisciplinary, institution-focused graduate journal; and 2) technical, bibliographic, organizational, and economic issues encountered in attempting to address these conceptual concerns and ensure the long-term viability of the research accepted and published. Although the journal was not able to solve all the problems that arose during the first two years of operation, several solutions on the organizational, technological, economic, and bibliographic levels were developed that might be used by others establishing similar scholar- or student-led journals.
- ItemMove over: learning to read (and write) with novel technology(CCSP Press, 2012) O'Donnell, Daniel Paulhis article examines how novel technology afects readers’ understanding of digital objects. It begins by examining some recent scandals involving digitally manipulated photographs and argues that some of the uproar stems from the novelty of the techniques used in the manipulation, rather than the manipulation itself. It then explores some of the challenges in using novel technology to mediate the representation of historical objects in scholarly form. he article concludes with some thoughts on early experiments with the objects of the Visionary Cross project, a digital edition of a collection of objects belonging to the Anglo-Saxon “Visionary Cross” tradition.
- ItemReading peer review: PLOS ONE and institutional change in academia(Cambridge University Press, 2021) Eve, Martin P.; Neylon, Cameron; O'Donnell, Daniel Paul; Moore, Samuel; Gadie, Robert; Odeniyi, Victoria; Parvin, ShahinaThis Element describes for the ﬁrst time the database of peer review reports at PLOS ONE, the largest scientiﬁc journal in the world, to which the authors had unique access. Speciﬁcally, this Element presents the background contexts and histories of peer review, the data-handling sensitivities of this type of research,the typical properties of reports in the journal to which the authors had access, a taxonomy of the reports, and their sentiment arcs.This unique work thereby yields a compelling and unprecedented set of insights into the evolving state of peer review in the twenty-ﬁrst century, at a crucial political moment for the transformation of science.It also,though,presents a study in radicalism and the ways in which PLOS’s vision for science can be said to have effected change in the ultra-conservative contemporary university
- ItemReading peer review: what a dataset of peer review reports can teach us about changing research culture(2021) Martin, Eve; O'Donnell, Daniel Paul; Neylon, Cameron; Moore, Samuel; Gadie, Robert; Odeniyi, Victoria; Parvin, ShahinaOne of the first megajournals, PLOS ONE, has played a significant role in changing scholarly communication and in particular peer review, by placing an emphasis on soundness, as opposed to novelty, in published research. Drawing on a study of peer review reports from PLOS ONE recently published as an open-access book, Martin Paul Eve, Daniel Paul O’Donnell, Cameron Neylon, Sam Moore, Robert Gadie, Victoria Odeniyi, and Shahina Parvin¸ assess PLOS ONE’s impact on the culture of peer review and what it can tell us about efforts to change academic culture more broadly.
- ItemWe are all together: on publishing a Digital Classicist issue of the Digital Medievalist journal(2008) Bodard, Gabriel; O'Donnell, Daniel PaulThis special issue of Digital Medievalist celebrates the close collaboration and communication that has been exercised between the Digital Medievalist and Digital Classicist organisations since their respective inceptions. Although the two organisations overlap in their membership and interests, their strength as organisations—and the success of their cooperation—comes from their ability to maintain distinct identities. Each organisation provides a disciplinary home that allows its members to explore digital technology from within a familiar community.
- ItemZombie journals: designing a technological infrastructure for a precarious graduate student journal(Simon Fraser University, 2018) O'Donnell, Daniel Paul; Viejou, Carey; Chow, Sylvia S. T.; Graham, Rumi Y.; McKinnon, Jarret; Morrison, Dorothea; Parsons, Reed; Rieger, Courtney; Spiric, Vanja; Toth, Elaine; Dohms, Kimberly M.; Esau, Paul; Firth, Steven J.; Ueland, KaylaBackground: The Meeting of the Minds graduate student journal is edited primarily by students from our Masters programme. This means that our editorial board is subject to high annual turnover and that our technological infrastructure and workflow needed to be easy to train for, accommodate differing levels of technological skill and editorial interest, and provide archiving that did not require a continuing interest in the journal by future generations of students. Analysis: This article provides a detailed and comparative account of the "off-the-shelf" systems and software used in developing the journal with an explanation of the rationale behind our choices. Conclusion and implications: The choices we made can be adopted by other journals interested in a low-cost, "future-proof" approach to developing a publishing infrastructure.