Shawn Martin is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at 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, an MA in history from the College of William and Mary, and has worked at the Ohio Historical Society and the University of Michigan. Shawn also works in a variety of professional organizations within Philadelphia and nationally.
Using Digital Content to Provide Students With Virtual Experiences in an Online History of the Book Course (with Lisl Zach), EduLearn14 Proceedings (2014)
The History of the Book course is a traditional mainstay of library and information science...
Limelight Arts: Applying a Holistic Approach to Arts Education (with LaShawn Anthony), Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (2012)
For over 100 years, community art centers have supplemented or even replaced arts education in...
Cultural Data Project: Measuring the Impact of the Arts (with Rebecca McElroy), Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (2012)
The Cultural Data Project (CDP) aspires to change the very way we discuss and justify...
Bringing Text Alive: The Future of Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Electronic Publication - Introduction, Early Modern Literary Studies (2008)
To Google or not to Google, that is the question: Supplementing Google Books to make it more useful for scholarship, Journal of Library Administration (2008)
Contributions to Books
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...
A Universal Humanities Digital Library: Pipe Dream or Prospective Future?, Digital Scholarship (2008)
The Age of Erasable Books, The Atlantic (2014)
What a society chooses to rewrite is as revealing as what it records in the...
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...
Institutional Repository Personality Disorder: How Do We Cure it?, SPARC Digital Repositories Meeting (2008)
Launching and Growing the ScholarlyCommons@Penn: Evolution, Revolution, or Devolution, Putting Knowledge to Work Colloquium (2008)
Panel Discussion at the American Historical Association