Theory Article

Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities

  • Zach Coble (Digital Scholarship Services New York University 70 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012)
  • Sarah Potvin (Digital Scholarship Librarian, Texas A&M University)
  • Roxanne Shirazi (Adjunct Reference & Digital Outreach Librarian, The Graduate Center, CUNY)


Scholarly communication outreach and education activities are proliferating in academic libraries. Simultaneously, digital humanists—a group that includes librarians and non-librarians based in libraries, as well as scholars and practitioners without library affiliation—have developed forms of scholarship that demand and introduce complementary innovations focused on infrastructure, modes of dissemination and evaluation, openness, and other areas with implications for scholarly communication. Digital humanities experiments in post-publication filtering, open peer review, middle-state publishing, decentering authority, and multimodal and nonlinear publication platforms are discussed in the context of broader library scholarly communication efforts.

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Coble, Z., Potvin, S. & Shirazi, R., (2014) “Process as Product: Scholarly Communication Experiments in the Digital Humanities”, Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(3), eP1137. doi:

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Published on
01 Aug 2014
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