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Humanist Archives: Jan. 17, 2020, 6:28 a.m. Humanist 33.554 - pubs black studies cfp; impact; civic design

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    [1]    From: Cara Marta Messina 
           Subject: Reminder: Proposals Due Tomorrow for DHQ's Special Issue on Black Studies in/for the Rising DH Generation (28)

    [2]    From: Simon Tanner 
           Subject: Announcement: Delivering Impact with Digital Resources book and BVIModel.org web resource (90)

    [3]    From: Eric Gordon 
           Subject: NEW BOOK: Meaningful Inefficiencies (33)

        Date: 2020-01-16 23:52:05+00:00
        From: Cara Marta Messina 
        Subject: Reminder: Proposals Due Tomorrow for DHQ's Special Issue on Black Studies in/for the Rising DH Generation

Hi all,

Digital Humanities Quarterly is hosting a special issue on Black studies
titled "Between DH and Me: Black Studies in/for the Rising Digital
Humanities Generation." The call for proposals can be found attached as a
PDF as well as at this link: http://bit.ly/between-DH-and-me-CFP.

The co-editors for this special issue are Alanna Prince, Cara Marta
Messina, and Izetta Autumn Mobley; we are committed to making this process
as transparent and accessible to scholars who are early in their career.

Proposals are due tomorrow, January 17th, 2020 and will be submitted
through this form: http://bit.ly/between-DH-and-me-proposal-form.

Finally, if you have any questions, please contact us through this form:

Cara Marta Messina on behalf of the co-editors of "Between DH and Me"
Alanna Prince, Cara Marta Messina, and Izetta Autumn Mobley

Cara Marta Messina [she/her]
PhD candidate + Acafan
Northeastern University English Department, Writing and Rhetoric
Assistant Director, Digital Integration Teaching Integration

Between DH and Me_ Special Issue CFP (1).pdf: https://dhhumanist.org/att/86130/att00/ 

        Date: 2020-01-16 15:32:44+00:00
        From: Simon Tanner 
        Subject: Announcement: Delivering Impact with Digital Resources book and BVIModel.org web resource

Dear colleagues,

I am glad to announce the launch of my new book and its associated web resource.
(btw this book is NOT about REF or academic impact - so you can read on without
being triggered!)


Delivering Impact with Digital Resources

Delivering Impact with Digital Resources introduces a fresh way of thinking
about strategy and a mechanism to provide evidence of benefits that extend to
impact. The book proposes an updated Balanced Value Impact Model (BVI Model) to
enable each memory organization to convincingly argue they are an evidence based
operation, working in innovative modes with digital resources for the positive
social and economic benefit of their communities.

The digital presence of memory institutions has the power to change lives and
life opportunities. It is essential to understand the different strategies and
their modes of digital value to consider how organisational presence within
digital cultures can create change. Impact assessment is the tool to foster
understanding of how strategic decisions about digital resources may be changing
behaviour within our communities.

Coverage includes:
•       a guide to using the BVI Model and a wide range of data gathering and
evidence based methods
•       exploration of strategy in the context of digital ecosystems, an
attention economy and cultural economics
•       working with communities and stakeholders to deliver on promises
implicit in digital resources/activities
•       major case studies about Europeana’s Impact Playbook, the Wellcome Trust
and the National Gallery of Denmark, amongst other impact exemplars from many
sectors and geographies to show how they are explored and applied.

This book will introduce and define digital values within an attention economy,
with a clear argument that revealing and understanding these values and their
strategic perspectives is a crucial means to develop digital content

The BVI Model Website: https://www.bvimodel.org/bvim/index

The BVI Model is a cohesive model to provide a useful definition and process of
impact assessment. The BVI Model reflects the broader process of impact
assessment and strategic planning. Principles from the BVI Model can be applied
in different settings or at a less advanced level. The adoption of the BVI Model
challenges organisations to be more evidence-based and to investigate the
underlying assumptions driving institutional values and strategies.

The BVI Model is a means to structure an activity for purposes of setting
strategic contexts, deciding what to measure and to add purpose, direction and a
disciplined approach to the often vague concept of impact. Defining modes of
value for digital culture is not solely driven by economics but contain
indicators of other more intangible values, even including non-use. This
balanced approach seeks to show that the digital resource demonstrably made the
host organisation grow better – becoming more efficient and effective in
reaching its goals; while stakeholders become more satisfied, finding social,
community and educative benefits of tangible worth that enhance society.

At BVIModel.org may be found BVI Model resources, including:
•       an introduction to the BVI Model
•       an overview of the book: Delivering Impact with Digital Resources
•       links to examples of BVI Model implementations
•       BVI Framework: a blank Framework template and an exemplar completed
•       BVI Model: graphics and diagrams
•       a bibliography of relevant BVI Model sources from Delivering Impact with
Digital Resources
•       a glossary of impact terms and impact data-gathering methods that could
be used with the BVI Model

The publication of the Europeana Impact Playbook is a key toolkit that has
operationalised the BVI Model.
The website will be further developed as more examples of the BVI Model and its
application become available.

Many thanks,

Simon Tanner
Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London | S3.18 Strand Campus | London WC2R 2LS
Pro Vice Dean (Impact & Innovation), Arts & Humanities

Email: simon.tanner@kcl.ac.uk
Research: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/simon.tanner.html

        Date: 2020-01-16 14:49:06+00:00
        From: Eric Gordon 
        Subject: NEW BOOK: Meaningful Inefficiencies

I am thrilled to share the news of the publication of my new book. It's
called Meaningful Inefficiencies: Civic Design in an Age of Digital
Expediency (Oxford, 2020). I hope it will be of interest to many on this
list, as it looks at the challenge of building trust in legacy civic
institutions. Set with the backdrop of smart technologies, the book focuses
on practitioners who are actively adapting those tools away from the
primary value of efficiency, and towards participation, care and trust.

Here's a description:

Public trust in the institutions that mediate civic life—from governing
bodies to newsrooms—is low, and many organizations assume that greater
efficiency will build trust. As a result, these organizations are quick to
adopt new technologies to enhance what they do. However, efficiency, in the
sense of charting a path to a goal with the least amount of friction, is
not always built on a foundation of trust. Meaningful Inefficiencies is
about the practices that challenge the normative applications of “smart
technologies” in order to build or repair trust with publics. Based on over
60 interviews with change makers in public-serving organizations throughout
the United States, as well as detailed case studies, co-authors Eric Gordon
and Gabriel Mugar provide a practical and deeply philosophical picture of
civic life in transition.


Eric Gordon, Ph.D.
Professor of Media Art
Director, Engagement Lab
Emerson College

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