At the Imagining America 2012 conference in NY last week, I was part of a session with Nick Sousanis and the Hack the Dissertation team looking at the future of scholarly forms:
The increasing movement away from traditional print journals to new forms of distribution comes with opportunities to rethink the form of research. And yet the traditional journal article or codex, with its pagination, headings, and 12-point font, is still the dominant form of scholarly expression. Yet this format is often divorced from the actual work in question and fails to take advantage of the visual and multimedia communication available to scholars. Thanks in part to a movement within the digital humanities community to recognize scholarship outside of traditional print forms, new approaches to scholarly communication are gaining recognition and distribution networks. How can expand our use and acceptance of alternative scholarly forms?