Schedule

January 13

in-class

  • syllabus/blog overview (values?)
  • RSS feeds
  • introductions [break]
  • quick overview of kinds of digital scholarship to be covered
  • exercise: Kairos walk-through [?]

homework

  1. post syllabus response on Policies page
  2. read Borgman:
  • Chapter 1 (all — ~ 12 pages)
  • Chapter 2 (pp. 13-21; 30-32)
  • Chapter 3 (pp. 35, 37)
  • Chapter 4 (all — ~27 pages)

January 20

in class

  • syllabus responses/Twitter & blog discussion options
  • discuss readings
  • introduction to first project: RAW book’s website
  • small-group exercise: analyzing companion websites (see class blog)

homework

  • read Borgman, Chapter 5 (all, ~40 pages)
  • read Willinsky, Introduction, Chapter 1 & 2 (all, ~45 pages)
  • post blog comment w/your website analysis by 8am Wed. (see class blog for details)
  • skim the Introduction to RAW (see resource page for link to page proofs)
  • contribute comments, questions, thoughts to the readings discussion forum

January 27

in class

  • discuss questions from last week’s readings and this week’s readings
  • in class exercise: faculty scholarship & open access
  • Fair Use & the RAW website (assets overview)
  • sample features discussion for the RAW website
  • 4pm: Visual Culture talk by conservator Andrew Huot on Word+Image (CVA 149)

homework

  • read Willinsky, Chapters 3-10 (~110 pages)
  • post to class blog or twitter feed any questions or comments you have about the readings, by 10am next Wednesday
  • post your companion website follow-up to class blog (see blog for more info) by 8am next Wednesday

February 3

in class

  • discuss readings & questions
  • assignment: group tasks/workplan assignment
  • pick presentation topics

homework

  • read Willinsky, Chapters 11-13 (~50 pages)
  • read Borgman, Chapter 6 (selections) & Chapter 7 (selections tba) (I’m rescheduling these for later in the semester)

February 10

in class

  • discuss readings
  • assign roles & create workplan
  • work on RAW website

homework

  • work on RAW website
  • read Borgman, Chapter 8 (pp. 212-226) and Chapter 9 (all, ~40 pages)

February 17

in class

  • reviewing/judging print & media designs
  • work on RAW website

homework

February 24

DUE: RAW website

in class

  • planning for usability testing

homework

  • finish RAW website

March 3

DUE: RAW website

in class

  • finish RAW website
  • RAW round-up: reflection on your roles, collaborations, and writing up what you learned
  • choosing interviewees, discussing question creation, & contacting them

homework

  • after usability testing, finish revising site by March 15
  • write a reflection of your work on the RAW project (see blog for details)
  • read Fitzpatrick, *all* & leave comments, responses, or questions on the ning Planned Obsolescence discussion forum.
  • read Eyman’s “The Arrow and The Loom: A Decade of Kairos History
  • write 7-10 questions you’d like to ask your editor, research him/her, then contact them to set up a time/technology. (Post questions to ning: due by March 17)

March 10 — Spring Break

March 17 — No Class

  • I will respond to your interview questions on the ning between March 17-24.

March 24

in class

  • updates on interview projects?
  • introduction to second project: Kairos
  • assigning Kairos webtexts (in groups)
  • copy- and design-editing processes in digital media (choose roles)

homework

  • read through Kairos webtext & make preliminary notes
  • revise interviewee questions and post to ning by Saturday a.m.
  • find/download an FTP program for your computer (I recommend Filezilla, Cyberduck, or Dreamweaver’s built-in FTP)

March 31: design editing

in class

  • communicating roles & responsibilities at a distance
  • starting the copy-editing process
  • sample author queries
  • FTPing and technical issues?

homework

  • design-editing
  • contact your interviewee, if you haven’t already!


April 7: basic & APA copy-editing

  • We are not physically meeting today, and the Publications Unit will be closed. Use the discussion forums to continue asynchronous communication with me and your webtext copyediting group.

April 14: proofreading

in class

  • writing author queries
  • use and implementation of metadata coding

homework

  • finish author query & webtext
  • every student turns in an individual author query based on your group’s work by class time next Wed.
  • Stage 4 proofreader (with group help, if needed) turns in completed webtext URL to ning and to appropriate FTP space by class time next Wed.
  • Stage 4 proofreader turns in group’s completed author query by Friday morning (to suffice for their individual query as well — so Stage 4 people only have to write ONE query total).
  • upload your editor’s interview to the ning forum by next Wed(ish)

April 21

DUE: Kairos webtexts & Interviews

in class

  • We will NOT meet as a class today. See homework below.

homework

  • read each others’ editor interviews (on the ning) by the beginning of class next week. You don’t need to respond unless you’d like to. We’re going to discuss some of the themes in class and relate it to our overall work in this class.

April 28

in class

  • reflection on webtext project
  • discussion of interview projects
  • evaluations


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