Reimagining the Monograph
White paper released for comment: Dec 2016
Final white paper released: Jun 2017Read the paper
What we did:
- Conducted ethnographic research on historians researching with scholarly monograhs.
- Held a workshop at Columbia University in which, informed by the research, we brainstormed ways we could improve the experience of finding and using digital monographs.
- Tested the concepts of the best ideas, and then built one, Topicgraph.
- Documented the work of the project in a white paper.
What we created:
Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers
Published in Journal of Electronic Publishing: February 19, 2018
Published as whitepaper: June 12, 2017
Draft released for comment: December 12, 2016
Understand at a glance the topics covered in the book, then jump straight to pages about topics you're researching.
Topicgraph code – Github project containing the code powering the web application
Reimagining the Digital Monograph — White Paper, June 12, 2017
Lean Ethnography — Is That Even a Thing? May 31, 2017
Imagining the Big Picture — and Filling in the Details One Piece at a Time, Feb 23, 2017
Reimagining the Monograph — AAUP 2017
User-centered Design and Data Visualization Techniques: To Reimagine Digital Scholarly Monographs — AIGA Converge 2017
Innovation in Scholarly Book Publishing: Reimagining the Digital Monograph — SSP 2017
Reimagining the Monograph: Improving the Discovery and Use of Scholarly Ebooks — DPLAfest 2017
Unlocking the Value of the Monograph — ACRL 2017
Building the Better Ebook and Beyond: Design Thinking to Reimagine the Monograph — CNI Fall 2016
Reactions to Our Work
ATG Interviews Curtis Michelson, Founder of Minds Alert LLC — Tom Gilson, Against the Grain, June 11, 2018
NextGen Innovation in Scholarly Communications: An Exemplary Collaboration between a Research Library and a Technology Partner — Curtis Michelson, EDUCAUSE Review, March 26, 2018
New Vision for the Monograph — Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, June 13, 2017
Topic Modeling and the Future of Ebooks — Ian Harmon, Scholarly Commons, April 6, 2017
Topicgraph i JSTOR, test på ei bok — Pål M. Lykkja, Åpen Vitenskap, March 8, 2017
Intellectual Craftsmanship and Scholarly Engagement — JSTOR’s Ideas for Redesigning the Digital Monograph — Jill O'Neill, Scholarly Kitchen, January 10, 2017
Open Access eBooks on JSTOR, Courtesy of Knowledge Unlatched — Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan Press, December 20, 2016