Some screenshots from the viewer

The ISTI group have been working very hard on the on-line viewer for the cross. They will be speaking on some of its features at upcoming conferences, and we will be presenting it to Anglo-Saxonists at ISAS in Dublin this summer. In broad terms, at the moment, however, the viewer allows you to do several […]

Ruthwell Cross Coordinate scheme

Hey all, this is the coordinate scheme that Sarah and I came up with, and what we have started using to tag entries. A1- top A2- Transom A21i – Whale A2ii – Triangle A2iii – Dragon A2- Archer – cross head, lower arm A3- Visitation – Shaft 4 A4- Mary Magdalene – Shaft 3 A6- […]

Project update: meshes complete; common repository established

A brief project update. Now that we are starting to get our data in usable shape, we hope to report more regularly here about what we are doing. Last week, Matteo, Marco, and their students at ISTI finished processing the main meshes of the cross, minus the textures. This means, in essence, that we have […]

Lethbridge Journal Incubator: Two positions available for academic year 2012-2013

The Lethbridge Journal Incubator is a joint initiative of the University of Lethbridge Library and the School of Graduate Studies under the direction of Professor Daniel Paul O’Donnell in the Department of English. The Incubator provides Graduate Students with Research Assistantships and trains them to act as managing editors and production supervisors for scholarly journals […]

Lethbridge Journal Incubator: Two positions available for academic year 2012-2013

The Lethbridge Journal Incubator is a joint initiative of the University of Lethbridge Library and the School of Graduate Studies under the direction of Professor Daniel Paul O’Donnell in the Department of English. The Incubator provides Graduate Students with Research Assistantships and trains them to act as managing editors and production supervisors for scholarly journals [...]

The Lethbridge Journal Incubator: Leveraging the Educational Potential of the Scholarly Communication Process

The Lethbridge Journal incubator is an experiment in the sustainability of academic publishing. The incubator attempts to ensure this sustainability by aligning the publishing processes with the research, teaching, and service missions of the University. Instead of drawing resources away from these central missions, academic communication under this model become a resource that materially improves […]

Linked data, open data: Towards a semantic web of Anglo-Saxon England

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), July 29th-August 2, 2013, Dublin The Visionary Cross would like to propose a roundtable or three paper panel on linked and open data in Anglo-Saxon studies for ISAS 2013. The goal of this panel would be to assess the current state of practice in the development of linked and open […]

Call for Papers: Cultural, Textual, and Material Heritage in the Digital Age: Projects and Practices

The twentieth International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 1-4 July 2013 The rise of the Digital Humanities as an international, cross-disciplinary approach to humanistic scholarship presents exciting new challenges and opportunities. Perhaps one of the most exciting of these is the convergence of interest among textual editors, art historians, archaeologists, museum and library curatorial staff, government agencies, […]

Call for participants: New Digital Paradigms for Anglo-Saxon Studies

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (ISAS), July 29th-August 2, 2013, Dublin Anglo-Saxon studies, and medieval studies more generally, has always been a pioneering discipline in the use of digital technology. From early projects like the Dictionary of Old English and Electronic Beowulf through more recent contributions such as the Anglo-Saxon Cluster and DigiPal, Anglo-Saxonists have always […]

Some early screenshots from the 3D work

Had a quick visit to Pisa yesterday and today to discuss aspects of the project with Roberto Rosselli Del Turco and to see the latest results and discuss future directions with Marco Callieri and Matteo Dellepiane. One nice result is some early screenshots of the nearly-completed meshes. These are static images of the full resolution […]

The incubator workflow

This is an outline (seen from the point of view of the scientific editor of a journal) of our standard workflow.

The incubator workflow

This is an outline (seen from the point of view of the scientific editor of a journal) of our standard workflow.

Welcome to the Lethbridge Journal Incubator website

This is the new webspace for the Lethbridge Journal Incubator. We use it to provide space to the journals in our collection, post manuals and tips, and to host our calendar. Please feel free to get in touch with us!

When everyone’s super… On gaming the system

Syndrome: Oh, I’m real. Real enough to defeat you! And I did it without your precious gifts, your oh-so-special powers. I’ll give them heroics. I’ll give them the most spectacular heroics the world has ever seen! And when I’m old and I’ve had my fun, I’ll sell my inventions so that everyone can have powers. Everyone can be super! And when everyone’s super… [chuckles evilly] no one will be.

The Incredibles

Here’s a funny little story about how a highly specialised journal gamed journal impact measurements:

 

The Swiss journal Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica has a good reputation among voice researchers but, with an impact factor of 0.655 in 2007, publication in it was unlikely to bring honour or grant money to the authors’ institutions.
Now two investigators, one Dutch and one Czech, have taken on the system and fought back. They published a paper called ‘Reaction of Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica on the current trend of impact factor measures’ (H. K. Schutte and J. G. Švec Folia Phoniatr. Logo.59, 281–285; 2007). This cited all the papers published in the journal in the previous two years. As ‘impact factor’ is defined as the number of citations to articles in a journal in the past two years, divided by the total number of papers published in that journal over the same period, their strategy dramatically increased Folia‘s impact factor this year to 1.439.

In the ‘rehabilitation’ category, shared with 26 other journals, Folia jumped from position 22 to position 13.

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Rejigging my online presence

The last time I did some serious work about my online presence was six years ago, or so. At the time I replaced my old static professional websites (pre-2004 and 2004-2006) with a new site built using a Textpattern CMS install. Read the rest of this entry »


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