Victoria 2017

Networked Open Social Scholarship
An INKE-hosted gathering
17 January 2017 | #INKEVictoria17
Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC, Canada


Please click here to download a password-protected PDF packet of the papers accepted to this gathering. These papers are not for circulation outside of the participant group.


n.b. Program is current as of January 3rd 2017, and is subject to change. All proceedings will take place at the Inn at Laurel Point, located at 680 Montreal Street in Victoria, BC.

We are grateful for the sponsorship, support, and participation of the Advanced Research Consortium, Canadian Association of Learned Journals, Canadian Association of Research Libraries, Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory, Canadiana, Compute Canada, Digital Humanities Research Group, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, Edith Cowan University, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, Érudit, Humanities Data Lab, Huygens ING, J.E. Halliwell Associates, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Implementing New Knowledge Environments, Iter, Public Knowledge Project, Scholarly and Research Communication, Simon Fraser University Library, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, University of Victoria Libraries, and Voyant Tools, among others.

Tuesday January 17th

8.30am-9.00am Registration & coffee

9.00am-9.05am Opening comments (Ray Siemens, U Victoria)

9.05am-9.45am Opening talk & discussion
Chair: Martha Whitehead (Queen’s U, Canadian Association of Research Libraries)

  • Susan Brown (U Guelph, Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory), “Socializing Scholarship via Infrastructure: The Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory”

9.45am-10.00am Quick break

10.00am-10.45am Lightning session #1 Open Scholarly Communication
Chair: Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)

  1. Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library, Public Knowledge Project), “Sustaining and Renewing Open Source Software”
  2. Émilie Paquin (Érudit), “Survey of the Socio-economic Situation of Scholarly Journals and the Partnership Model”
  3. Sarah Vela & Judene Pretti (U Waterloo), “When Good Journals Die: A Case Study in Preserving Discontinued Open Access Journals”
  4. Kim Silk (Canadian Research Knowledge Network), “All Together Now: Surfacing Integration in the Digital Scholarship Ecosystem”
  5. John Maxwell (Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing) and Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), “Modelling Networked Open Social Scholarship within the INKE Community”

10.45am-11.00am Quick break

11.00am-11.45pm Lightning session #2 Digital Scholarship Modes & Methods
Chair: Stan Ruecker (Illinois Institute of Design)

  1. Jon Saklofske (Acadia U) & Rebecca Wilson (Acadia U), “Playful Lenses: Open Social Scholarship through Game-Based Inquiry, Research, and Scholarly Communication”
  2. Kevin Stranack (Public Knowledge Project), “Open Access Publishing Cooperative Study”
  3. Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan), “Artistic Research Creation as Open Social Scholarship”
  4. Lisa Goddard (U Victoria Libraries), “Identity Management Strategies for Open Social Scholarship”
  5. John Bonnett, Mark Anderson, Wei Tang, Brian Farrimond, and Léon Robichaud (Brock U), “A Tale of Creative Filching: Narrative Objects to Support Open-Access Storytelling in Virtual Worlds”

11.45pm-12.45pm Lunch break (provided)

12.45pm-1.30pm Lightning session #3 Public Engagement, Public Spaces, & Public Impact
Chair: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)

  1. Stan Ruecker (IIT institute of Design), Jennifer Roberts-Smith (U Waterloo), Milena Radzikowska (Mount Royal U), “The Delineation of Environments for Collaborative Thinking”
  2. Randa El-Khatib (U Victoria), Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), and Ray Siemens (U Victoria), “Foundations for On-Campus Open Social Scholarship Activities”
  3. Jason Ensor (U Western Sydney, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), “Deepening Scholarship: Recalibrating Focus from Research as a Private Worry to Research as a Public Good”
  4. Richard Lane (Vancouver Island U), “Uber Networked/Uber Open: the Sharing Economy as a Digital Platform/Process for Reconceptualizing Networked Open Scholarship”

1.45pm-2.30pm Lightning session #4 Open Social Scholarship in Practice
Chair: Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library, Public Knowledge Project)

  1. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “And So, In Summary: INKE’s Year Seven”
  2. John Barber (Washington State U, Vancouver), “The Brautigan Library: Open Networked Social Scholarship?”
  3. Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), “The Sociable Textual Archive: Laying the Groundwork for Linked Bibliographic Entities”
  4. Randa El-Khatib (U Victoria, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab), “Sharing is Caring: the Culture of Reuse”

2.30pm-2.45pm Quick break

2.45pm-3.30pm Lightning session #5 Infrastructure: Hardware, Software, & Wetware
Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)

  1. Daniel Powell (King’s College London), “The Human Network: Reflections on the Digital Scholarly Editions Initial Training Network (DiXiT) as Model and Method”
  2. Tanja Niemann (Érudit) & Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library, Public Knowledge Project), “About the Érudit-PKP Partnership”
  3. William Wueppelmann (Canadiana), “Getting to a DH Research Platform”
  4. Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U Library), “Collaborative Approaches to Building Capacity for Networked Open Social Scholarship”
  5. Matt Huculak (U Victoria Libraries, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab), “Developing Tools for Open Social Scholarship in the Library: Project Spotlight as a Model for Augmented Collection Description”

3.30pm-4.10pm Closing talk & discussion
Chair: Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

  • Vincent Larivière (U Montréal), “Introducing the Open SSH Cyberinfrastructure”

4.10pm-4.30pm Closing comments & wrap-up, Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

4.30pm-4.45pm Break & digital demo set-up

4.45pm-6.00pm Show & Tell: Light reception & digital demos

  • Trish Baer (U Victoria), “My Norse Digital Image Repository (MyNDIR): Phase II”
  • Alanna Blackall (U Victoria), “Open Vaults”
  • Simon Burrows (Western Sydney U), “From FBTEE to Global Book Trade Project: The Evolution of a Linked Data Project”
  • Jason Ensor (Western Sydney U, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), “On ‘Deepening Histories of Place: Exploring Indigenous Landscapes of National and International Significance’”
  • Michael Joyce (Simon Fraser U), “Islandora as a Publishing Platform”
  • David Leach & Ashley Blacquiere (U Victoria), “Kibbutz: The Settlers of Palestine — Simulating Community in a Divided Land”
  • Hannah McGregor (Simon Fraser U), “Podcasting as Public Scholarship and Pedagogy”
  • Luis Meneses (U Victoria), “Lessons Learned: Analyzing Document Collections Using Topic Modeling”
  • Sanjana Ramesh (U Victoria), “’No Going Back’: Advancement of LGBTQ rights in India”
  • Tim Sobie (U Victoria), “War Poetry and the Politics of Patriotism and Propaganda”
  • Marcello Vitali-Rosati, Servanne Monjour, Nicolas Sauret, Arthur Juchereau (U Montréal), “Stylo: Redesigning the Digital Editing Workflow for Scientific Journals in Human Sciences”

Wednesday January 18th

9.00am-2.00pm Formal partner meeting, by invitation only.


CFP: Networked Open Social Scholarship
An INKE-hosted gathering
17 January 2017 | Victoria, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 1 October 2016
Registration link:

Canada’s path to the widespread adoption of digital scholarly practices and principles has been challenging. Scholars, institutions, and their representatives struggle with ways to implement the progressive Canadian open access and open source policies in ways that make sense for research professionals and society at large. Even in the national press, we hear about research libraries that cannot cope with for-cost access to publicly-supported research, due to the rising cost of journals, books, and even digital scholarship. Other forums express concern about the lack of appropriate, national-level digital research infrastructure. How can we work toward networked open social scholarship: the successful realization of robust, inclusive, participatory, and publicly-engaged digital scholarship?

Networked open social scholarship involves creating and disseminating research and research technologies to a broad, interdisciplinary audience of specialists and non-specialists in ways that are both accessible and significant. But how can we model networked open social scholarship practices and behaviour? What approaches to the development of workflows, tools, systems, technologies, publishing apparatus, protocols, policies, and initiatives best foster and encourage openness? How do we promote, record, archive, and study the evolving processes of engaging with data? How can we leverage existing resources in libraries and cultural institutions across Canada to provide regular opportunities for mentorship and training in core networked open social scholarship areas?

We invite you to join this discussion during our annual INKE-hosted researcher and partner gathering in Victoria, BC. This gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital communication, especially electronic scholarly production, as well as issues of (open) access, partnership, dissemination, alternative modes and methods, and the shift from prototype to production. This action-oriented event is geared toward leaders and learners from all fields and arenas, including academic and non-academic researchers, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, librarians and archivists, publishers, members of scholarly and professional associations and consortia, open source practitioners and developers, industry liaisons, and other stakeholders. Taking the success of past years’ INKE-hosted gatherings in Whistler as our starting point, we hope to simultaneously formalize connections across fields and open up different ways of thinking about the pragmatics and possibilities of digital scholarship.

Featured events include:

  • Lead presentations by Susan Brown (U Guelph) and Vincent Larivière (U Montréal)
  • Lightning talks, where authors present 4-minute versions of longer papers
circulated prior to the gathering, followed by a brief discussion (papers may be 
conceptual, theoretical, application-oriented, and more)
  • Show & Tell session, where presenters do digital demonstrations of their projects and / or prototypes
  • Next Steps conversation, to articulate in a structured setting what we will do together in the future

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, or for relevant project demonstrations.

Proposals should contain a title, an abstract (of approximately 250 words, plus list of works cited), and the names, affiliations, and website URLs of presenters. Fuller papers will be solicited after proposal acceptance for circulation in advance of the gathering. We are pleased to welcome proposals in all languages of our community; note that the chief working language of past gatherings has been English. Please send proposals on or before October 1st 2016 to Alyssa Arbuckle at

We are very pleased to announce that thanks to a successful application to SSHRC and some additional sponsorship for the INKE Victoria gathering, we have a bit of funding available to help support emerging scholars’ travel to Victoria; we will work to spread it as broadly as possible, based on need and overall distance from the gathering. Any emerging scholars who wish to apply for the travel funding available should indicate this in the prefatory note accompanying their proposal. Please share this news with your extended network, including any graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and unaffiliated researchers who might benefit from travel support to join us in January.

“Networked Open Social Scholarship” is sponsored by the Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) research group and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. This gathering is organized happily by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, Jon Bath, Tanja Niemann, and Brian Owen, working with our Advisory Group: Clare Appavoo, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Chad Gaffield, Janet Halliwell, Brian Owen, and Sally Wyatt.