Victoria 2018

Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship
An INKE-hosted gathering
10 January 2018 | #INKEVictoria18
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC, Canada

*Please note that a discounted early registration rate is available until November 15th.

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

We are livestreaming the featured talks of this conference. To access the livestream, please navigate to


n.b. Program is current as of January 9th 2018, and is subject to change. All proceedings will take place at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, 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, 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.

Wednesday January 10th 2018 (main gathering day)

8.30am to 9.00am: Registration & coffee (provided)

9.00am to 9.05am: Brief opening comments by Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

9.05am to 9.45am: Featured speaker & discussion
Chair: Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria Libraries)

  • Heather Joseph (SPARC), “Open In Order To…”

9.45am to 10.00am: Coffee break (provided)

10.00am to 10.40am: Lightning session #1 – Public (?) Archives
Chair: Jon Saklofske (Acadia U)

  1. Constance Crompton (U Ottawa), “Seventies Sociality: Activist Networks and the Development of New Knowledge”
  2. Heather Dean (U Victoria Libraries) & Dean Seeman (U Victoria Libraries), “Library and Archival Metadata as Open Social Knowledge Creation”
  3. Daniel Sondheim (U Victoria), “Knowledge Sharing on Wikipedia: The Experience of a DH Lab”
  4. Elise Chenier (Simon Fraser U) & Meghan Walley (Simon Fraser U), “Opening the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony to Community Contributions”
  5. John Barber (U Washington State-Vancouver), “Digital Storytelling and the Future(s) of Multimedia Scholarship”

10.40am to 10.55am: Coffee break (provided)

10.55am to 11.35am: Lightning session #2 – Open Scholarship, Open Spaces
Chair: Stan Ruecker (U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

  1. Aimée Morrison (U Waterloo), “Public / Scholarship and Transformative Social Media in Research”
  2. Rachel Hendery (U Western Sydney) & Jason Gibson (Deakin University), “Crowdsourcing Downunder”
  3. Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), “Versioning Open Social Scholarship”
  4. Kim O’Donnell (Simon Fraser U), “Hivemind v Crowdsource: Generosity and Informal Collective Labour on Social Media”
  5. Sarah Milligan (U Victoria), Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), and Ray Siemens (U Victoria), “The Initial Impact of the Open Scholarship Policy Observatory”
  6. John Maxwell (Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser U), “A Networked Open Social Scholarship Manifesto for SRC-Online”

11.35am to 12.15pm: Featured speaker
Chair: John Maxwell (Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing, Simon Fraser U)

  • Adam Hyde (Collaborative Knowledge Foundation), “PubSweet – Opening the Door to Innovation in eScholarship”

12.15pm to 1.15pm: Lunch break (provided)

1.15pm to 1.55pm: Featured panel: “Developing Infrastructure and Services to Advance HSS Research”
Chair: Lisa Goddard (U Victoria Libraries)

  • Émilie Paquin (Érudit) and Tanja Niemann (Érudit), “CO.SHS: A Cyberinfrastructure for SSH Researchers in the Making”
  • Luis Meneses (U Victoria), Alyssa Arbuckle (U Victoria), Hector Lopez (U Victoria), Belaid Moa (Compute Canada), Richard Furuta (Texas A&M U), and Ray Siemens (U Victoria), “Aligning Social Media Indicators with the Documents in an Open Access Repository”
  • Juan Pablo Alperin (Simon Fraser U, Public Knowledge Project), “Introducing the First Open Altmetrics Database”

1.55pm to 2.35pm: Lightning session #3 – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Knowledge Creation
Chair: Lynne Siemens (U Victoria)

  1. Sara Humphreys (U Victoria), “Digital Gaming Paradigms and the Decolonization of Indigenous Texts”
  2. Shawn Martin (Indiana U), “Networking Social Scholarship . . . Again”
  3. Randa El Khatib (U Victoria), “Creating Community-Driven Open Cultural Gazetteers”
  4. Nicholas Schiller (Washington State U, Vancouver) & Dene Grigar (Washington State U, Vancouver), “Born Digital Preservation: A Live Internet Traversal of Sarah Smith’s King of Space
  5. Luke Brook (Edith Cowan U), “The Design and Development of Serious Games”
  6. Brent Nelson (U Saskatchewan), “Modeling New Knowledge Environments in the John Donne Society’s Digital Text Project (JDSPP)”

2.35pm to 2.50pm: Coffee break (provided)

2.50pm to 3.30pm: Lightning session #4 – Communities of Practice, Practicality, and / or Partnership
Chair: Jon Bath (U Saskatchewan)

  1. Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library, Public Knowledge Project), “Building Open Communities”
  2. Heather De Forest (Simon Fraser U Library), “Building a Community of ‘Community Scholars’”
  3. Lynne Siemens (U Victoria), “Joining Voices: University-Industry Partnerships in the Humanities”
  4. Heather O’Brien (U British Columbia), Luanne Freund (U British Columbia), and Angela Towle (U British Columbia), “Tensions in Making Research Accessible within Disenfranchised Communities: The Utility of Scholarly Communication for the Downtown Eastside Community in Vancouver, British Columbia”
  5. Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), “Spreadable Jams:  Implementing Social Scholarship through Remodeled Game Jam Paradigms”

3.30pm to 4.10pm: Lightning session #5 – Facilitating On-campus Open Social Scholarship
Chair: Brian Owen (Simon Fraser U Library, Public Knowledge Project)

  1. Stan Ruecker (U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Priscilla Ferronato (U Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), & Jennifer Roberts-Smith (U Waterloo), “Living Labs: From Design to DH”
  2. Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U Library) & Michael Joyce (Simon Fraser U), “Developing a Framework for Implementing Social Scholarship at Scale”
  3. Matt Huculak (U Victoria Libraries), “Library Infrastructure and the Dissemination of Social Scholarship: The Grants Menu”
  4. Lindsey Seatter (U Victoria), “Open Annotation: Examples and Experiments”
  5. Lisa Goddard (U Victoria Libraries), “Research Data Management for Humanists”
  6. Ali Moore (Simon Fraser U, Public Knowledge Project), “Teaching Open, Social Learning”

4.10pm to 4.25pm: Coffee break (provided)

4.25pm to 5.05pm: Featured speaker
Chair: Rebecca Dowson (Simon Fraser U Library)

  • Cameron Neylon (Force 11), “Beyond Open: Culture and Scaling in the Making and Sharing of Knowledge”

5.05pm to 5.10pm: Closing comments & wrap-up by Ray Siemens (U Victoria)

5.10pm to 6.30pm: Light reception

Thursday January 11th 2018 (INKE Partnership meeting, by invitation only)

9.00am to 9.05am: Welcome by Ray Siemens (U Victoria), coffee (provided)

9.05am-9.45am: Featured speaker
Chair: Clare Appavoo (Canadian Research Knowledge Network)

  • Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria Libraries, Canadian Association of Research Libraries), “Travelling the Open Road: CARL’s Scholarly Communications Roadmap and Related Initiatives”

9.45am-10.00am: Coffee break (provided)

10.00am-10.45am: Application Next Steps & update

10.45am-11.00am: Coffee break (provided)

11.00am-12.00pm: Breakout discussion

12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch (provided)

1.00pm-1.40pm: Featured speaker
Chair: John Simpson (Compute Canada)

  • Jason Ensor (U Western Sydney), “The Digital Humanities Imagination, or How to Think Beyond Showing Off Software Features?”

1.40pm-1.55pm: Closing comments & wrap up by Ray Siemens (U Victoria)


Call for Proposals
Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship
10 January 2018 | #INKEVictoria18
Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC, Canada

Proposals Due: 2 October 2017

Researchers, universities, and funding agencies are becoming increasingly cognizant of the significance of open scholarship and are focusing on how to embrace and enact social contexts, roles, and activities. As the academy continues on its trajectory toward more open and more social practices—including active collaboration, community building, and knowledge mobilization—opportunities arise to create knowledge across traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries, as well as with members of the broader public. The potential for an academy that fosters dynamic linkages, diverse communities, and public interaction is a call to action and implementation.

“Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship” seeks to highlight activities that focus on the engagement and implementation of networked open social 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. At “Beyond Open: Implementing Social Scholarship,” we will consider how to model networked open social scholarship practices and behaviour, as well as pursue the following leading questions: 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 register for this event and join the discussion during our 5th annual INKE-hosted researcher and partner winter gathering in Victoria, BC. This gathering will provoke conversation and mobilize collaboration in and around digital scholarship, with an especial focus on:

  • community building and mobilization
  • shared initiatives and activities
  • electronic scholarly production
  • (open) access
  • partnership
  • dissemination
  • alternative modes and methods, including academic publishing practices
  • shifting from prototype to production
  • social knowledge creation
  • collaboration
  • available technologies and skills
  • social media
  • public humanities

We invite proposals for lightning papers that address these and other issues pertinent to research in the area, as well as proposals 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. Longer papers for lightning talks 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 2nd 2017 to Alyssa Arbuckle at

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, community groups, and other stakeholders. Taking the success of past years’ INKE-hosted gatherings in Whistler and Victoria 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.

Events include:

  • Featured talks and panels by Jonathan Bengtson (U Victoria Libraries; CARL), Jason Ensor (U Western Sydney), Adam Hyde (CKF), Heather Joseph (SPARC), Émilie Paquin (Érudit), Cameron Neylon (Force 11), and Tanja Niemann (Érudit)
  • 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 give 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

“Beyond Open: Implementing 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 by Ray Siemens, Alyssa Arbuckle, Jon Bath, Tanja Niemann, and Brian Owen working with our Whistler and Victoria Advisory Group: Clare Appavoo, Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Chad Gaffield, Janet Halliwell, Brian Owen, and Sally Wyatt. Please consider joining us in Victoria for what is sure to be a dynamic discussion!