Composing and Publishing Digital Scholarship

Proposal Title: 
Composing and Publishing Digital Scholarship
Presenter(s): 
Abstract: 

Editors from Enculturation, Kairos, and Computers and Composition Online discuss digital publication authoring processes from the beginning of research projects to the publication stage and will provide feedback and workshop opportunities to participants.

Proposal: 
This half-day workshop will guide and encourage authors interested
in composing digital scholarship for online journals and presses.
Editors from Enculturation, Kairos, and Computers and Composition
Online will discuss authoring processes from the beginning of research
projects to the publication stage, including visualizing, storyboarding/
prototyping, creating sustainable and accessible designs, querying
editors, finding local resources, submitting webtexts, and revising
in-progress work. Authors interested in starting (or finishing) any
kind of digital scholarly project will benefit from this workshop.
 

Schedule of Activities:
9:00  -   9:30 Introductions and overview of the journals represented at the workshop

9:30  - 10:30 Interactive Q&A with all editors -- topics include
     (a) reading the journal's website for info
     (b) queries to the editor (how much info to include & which section/editor, if pertinent, to consider)
     (c) generalities of peer-review process
     (d) rhetorical design tips / best practices
     (e) accessibility, usability, code-level best practices

10:30 - 11:30 Small group work focused on participant needs (feedback on specific projects or how-to-get-started for participants who don't yet have a project in mind)

11:30 - 12:00 Wrap-up conversation; encourage participants to submit.

 

Context: 
This conference has been offered regularly over the past five or six years of the conference; we regularly attract 15-20 participants. Part of our goal here is to offer a space for invention -- inventing new kinds of scholarly work that bring design and rhetoric together--but we also offer an intervention -- in the sense that we help participants understand best practices in designing digital texts that are accessible, useful, and usable. (Note: we will be bringing on additional workshop facilitators from a number of digital journals and presses).
Proposal Type: 
workshop