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Articles on MOOCS, crowdsourcing projects in The American Historian

For those who have access to it, the May issue of The American Historian has some interesting articles:


"The Future History of MOOCs: Historians, Archivists, and the Digital Classroom," by Evan Friss

There has been plenty of debate about the value of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). Evan Friss reveals that MOOCs have an often-overlooked value: as future archives for historians.

"Reporting a Negative Result in Crowdsourcing," by Jon Christensen

U. Minnesota Press, CUNY Grad Center Develop Hybrid Publishing Platform

The University of Minnesota Press and the GC Digital Scholarship Lab at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in April were awarded a $732,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch Manifold Scholarship, a new platform that will enable the publication of iterative, networked, electronic versions of scholarly monographs alongside the print edition of the book. These ebook editions will allow authors to link to or incorporate content such as audio, video, and interactive files, as well as primary research documents and datasets.

Beyond Dead or Alive Books: Redefining and Repositioning Scholarly Content in a New Knowledge Environment

In a post for dh+lib, Chad Gaffield (University of Ottawa) reflects on the Association of Research Libraries’ 2014 Fall Forum, on the future of the scholarly monograph (“Wanted Dead or Alive: The Scholarly Monograph”).