RESOURCE: AHA Publishes Guidelines for Evaluation of Digital Scholarship

In a post at the AHA blog, Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Initiatives Seth Denbo, outlines the AHA’s new guidelines for evaluating digital scholarship:

The guidelines encourage departments to evaluate such work on its scholarly merits: “Work done by historians using digital methodologies or media for research, pedagogy, or communication should be evaluated for hiring, promotion, and tenure on its scholarly merit and the contribution that work makes to the discipline through research, teaching, or service.” When there are good reasons for presenting historical scholarship in new formats or media, scholars should be encouraged to do so.

The post and the guidelines both provide librarians with insights into how historians are thinking about digital projects as a mode of scholarly output and will prepare them to assist and advocate for researchers on their campuses.

Patrick Williams

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