Finding the Grey

The second of two posts about OCD. I took the easy way out when I posted last night—I was tired, emotionally exhausted, and it’s much easier to talk about things …

Obsessive Compulsive

I’m at a conference about the past, present and future of libraries, but tonight I’m thinking about those stages of myself. Yesterday afternoon, Sharon Prado gave a talk about the …

Humane Metrics and the Value of Values

What follows is the text of a talk about the HuMetricsHSS initiative that I delivered at the ARL executive seminar in Denver last month. While I put together and delivered the …

The Syllabus as Scholarship

What questions could we ask ourselves about syllabi to ensure that they, as objects, embody the values and practices we want to encourage and reward in the academic humanities?

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Community as a Humanistic Value

This is my second post from the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute, where I headed up a team focusing on Humetrics: Building Humane Metrics for the Humanities. Our team was quite vocal about the importance of working out …

Humetrics Values

What are the values that would enrich and improve humanities scholarship? This is in part about what could count towards tenure and promotion, but is much more importantly about what the ancient Greeks called arete, or excellence in practice.

Taking Back Alt Ac

The Job Market. There’s only ever one when you’re talking to an academic, right? Or at least when you’re talking to a tenured academic. To such professors, working outside of …