Shawn Martin is Scholarly Communication Librarian at the Van Pelt Library of the
University of Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor at the College of Computing and
Informatics at Drexel University. He has a BA in history from Ohio State University and
an MA in history from the College of William and Mary. He has worked for over ten years
years in digital libraries at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Ohio Historical
Society, and the University of Michigan. Shawn has also served on committees of a variety
of professional organizations including the Scholarly Communications committee of the
Association of College and Research Libraries, and he is currently the Executive Director
of the American Association for History and Computing, a scholarly society affiliated
with the American Historical Association. 

Journal Articles

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Open Access and Digital Libraries: A Case Study of the Text Creation Partnership, Scholarship at Penn Libraries (2010)

Many people operate under the assumption that Open/Closed access is a binary proposition. Either the...

 

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EEBO, Microfilm, and Umberto Eco: Historical Lessons and Future Directions for Building Electronic Collections, Scholarship at Penn Libraries (2007)

In an age of mass digitization with book scanning projects like Google and Microsoft and...

 

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Digital Scholarship and Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities: Lessons from the Text Creation Partnership, Scholarship at Penn Libraries (2007)

Electronic technology has changed the way scholars in the humanities do their work, creating two...

 

Contributions to Books

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Open Access and Digital Libraries: A Case Study of the Text Creation Partnership, Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics (2010)

Many people operate under the assumption that Open/Closed access is a binary proposition. Either the...

 

Popular Press

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Newsmaker Interview, Library Journal Academic Newswire (2008)
 

Unpublished Papers

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A Modest Proposal for Scholarly Publishing: 21st Century Ideas for a 19th Century System, New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2012)

In 1729 Jonathan Swift wrote A Modest Proposal which proposed (albeit sarcastically) that Irish peasants...

 

Presentations

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Institutional Repository Personality Disorder: How Do We Cure it?, SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting (2008)
 

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Darth Vader, Open Access, and Digital Libraries: What is the Future of Electronic Collections?, David Binkley Paper on Emerging Technology (2007)

This session will look at the complexities of open and closed access business models used...

 

Other

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What's Next: Patterns and Practices in History in Print and Online (2011)

Panel Discussion at the American Historical Association

 

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Is Google Good for History (2010)

Panel Discussion at the American Historical Association