About Shawn Martin
Shawn Martin is currently an Integrated Doctoral Education with Application to Scholarly Communication (IDEASc) fellow at Indiana University - Bloomington; his research focuses on scholarly communication and the history of academic publishing. Previously, Shawn was 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 also worked as the project librarian for the Text Creation Partnership at the University of Michigan and has been involved with multiple international digital humanities and digital library projects. Shawn also serves as the executive director of the American Association for History and Computing, a constituent society of the American Historical Association, and he has served on the scholarly communications committee of the Association of College and Research Libraries and on several publication committees within the American Library Association. Shawn holds a BA in history from Ohio State University, an MA in history from the College of William and Mary, and certificates in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and in copyright management from the University of Maryland University College.
Scholarly Communication, History of the Book, and Digital Curation
Department of Information and Library Science
School of Informatics and Computing
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Journal Articles (11)
Using Digital Content to Provide Students With Virtual Experiences in an Online History of the Book Course EduLearn14 Proceedings (2014)
The History of the Book course is a traditional mainstay of library and information science (LIS) education and a perennial favorite among students valuing contact with physical artifacts. In the digital age, knowledge representation has ...
Limelight Arts: Applying a Holistic Approach to Arts Education Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (2012)
For over 100 years, community art centers have supplemented or even replaced arts education in local schools.They help to provide a place where students can learn about the arts, where the community can be enriched, ...
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 their open access rival, the Open Archives Initiative, it is easy to forget that this is not the first time ...
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 distinct groups of scholars: first, those who perform leading-edge humanities computing research (a relatively small number); and second, scholars who ...
Collaboration in Electronic Scholarly Communication: New Possibilities for Old Books Scholarship at Penn Libraries (2006)
The Text Creation Partnership (TCP) project at the University of Michigan, a project that maximizes the respective strengths of scholars, libraries, and commercial publishers, has created a new model for academic scholarly publication and collaboration ...
Reaching Out: What do Scholars Want from Electronic Resources? Scholarship at Penn Libraries (2005)
The potentials for teaching and learning using technology are tremendous. Now, more than ever before, computers have the ability to spread scholarship around the globe, teach students with new methodologies, and engage with primary resources ...
Teaching Works (1)
Contributions to Books (2)
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 material is available to everyone on the web or it is closed to a limited number of subscribers. The reality, ...
Popular Press (1)
Unpublished Papers (1)
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 could solve their economic problems by selling their children to the rich. The point Swift was making, with an admittedly ...
Growing the Vision: Next Steps for Open Access Library Publishing Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community (2016)
How can (or should) institutional repositories, disciplinary websites, data warehouses, and other open access repositories form part of a larger strategy for library publishing? In the age of linked data and the semantic web, open ...
Scholarly Communication Institutions: Transforming Scholarship with History Society for Social Studies of Science (2015)
The current scholarly communication system has developed over centuries; yet, more recently it has been breaking down. Different disciplines have diagnosed this as an economic breakdown between libraries and publishers, a social failure among academics, ...