Participants in the 2015 Scholarly Communication Institute

All the invited teams for SCI 2015 have confirmed that they are indeed able to attend, so we’re now ready to announce who they are and the titles of their projects:

  • An Analytical Attribution Framework
    Christopher Blackwell, Ségolène Tarte, Bridget Almas, Francesco Mambrini, Gabriel Weaver
  • Author, Student, Programmer, Peer: Valuing Heterogeneous Teams in Networked Knowledge Production
    Daniel Powell, Eric Dye, Dene Grigar, Jacob Heil, Bridget Jenkins, Aaron Mauro, Sarah Potvin, Raymond G. Siemens
  • Collecting and analyzing usage data for online scholarly publications
    Kevin S. Hawkins, Sarah V. Melton, Lucy Montgomery, Lisa Schiff, Rodrigo Costas
  • Modeling contributorship with TaDiRAH
    J. Britt Holbrook, Cassidy R. Sugimoto, Micah Vandegrift, Zach Coble, April Hathcock, Korey Jackson
  • The Qualities of Quality – Validating and justifying digital scholarship beyond traditional values frameworks
    Samuel Moore, Cameron Neylon, Martin Paul Eve, Daniel Paul O’Donnell, Jennifer Lin, Damian Pattinson

Over the next few weeks we’ll be adding blog posts where each team will describe their project and introduce the team members.

Stay tuned…


Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian Museum of American Art

SCI 2015 teams are coming together

Earlier this week notifications went out to the teams who submitted proposals to participate in SCI 2015.

We received 27 proposals this year, with over 150 team members from 80 institutions/organizations and 11 countries. From among these, we were only able to invite 30 people to attend, so it was a very competitive process.

Five teams were selected from among the 27 proposals. They will make up a strong and diverse SCI 2015 cohort, and we expect will contribute to productive conversations both within and across participating teams.

Over the next few weeks, as invited participants confirm that they will indeed attend, we will post information here about the teams and their projects, and begin to develop a picture of what SCI 2015 will be like.




[ Image by Tim Evanson, adapted and used under CC license. ]

SCI 2015 scheduled for October 11-15 – join us!

Teams working on their project at SCIThe dates are set, and we’re happy to announce plans for the second Scholarly Communication Institute to be held in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. We hope you’ll join us!

Approximately 30 people will be invited to join the Institute for a stimulating four days in Chapel Hill in October, to participate in an event that’s part retreat, part seminar, part development sprint, and part unconference. This year’s theme is “Validating and valuing digital scholarship” – a broad canvas that accommodates exploration of issues important to any attempt to promote change in the scholarly communication ecosystem.

This is a great opportunity to launch a new project, have some concentrated time to develop an existing project with a broader set of collaborators, or just to begin to explore and experiment with ideas that are difficult to pursue in your usual work context.

Teams working on their project at SCITo participate, form a team of 3 to 8 people, and submit a proposal along the lines of what’s described in our RFP (submission deadline is March 20, 2015). If your proposal is selected, the Institute will cover costs for your team to attend.

For more information about SCI, see the FAQ and About SCI pages.

To get a sense of what SCI 2014 was like, check out this Storify thread that collected photos and tweets from November 2014, or these blog posts or information pages related to SCI 2014.