Enhanced publication of the month - a SURF award

The project "Enhancing Scholarly Publishing in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Innovation through Hybrid Forms of Publication" got selected as Enhanced Publication of the month by the SURF Foundation.


Design versus Emergence - Visualization of Knowledge Orders

Created by Almila Akdag Salah, an expert in the field of digital humanities and art history, Cheng Gao, a computer scientist and scientific programmer, Krzysztof Suchecki, a specialist in complex networks and sociophysics, and Andrea Scharnhorst, Head of Research at Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, this map shows the differences between the category structure of Wikipedia and the Universal Decimal Classification (UDC) system. Shown on the left is the main tree structure of Wikipedia categories (top-four levels).



Nowadays humanities is under the pressure of applying evaluation methods and indicators, which were originally designed for disciplines where journal-based communication is the leading paradigm.

With the aim to empower scholars by providing sophisticated information retrieval tools the Knowledge Space Lab team at the VKS has developed a website which allows to display the position and environment of every individual journal in A&HCI (2008) based on their similarities in citation patterns.

As an editor you might want to know which other journals are see as "similar" from an outside view or use the same bibliographic resources as your journal.

As scholar seeking for a publication venue you might want to get a different insight or view on the "family" of your journal.

As scholar being evaluated according to journal publications in specific bibliographic databases you might want to get factual evidence about the relevance (or irrelevance) of journal-based communication in your speciality by looking at the density of networks around representative journals.


UDC Seminar "Classification at a crossroads"

The International UDC Seminar 2009 entitled "Classification at a Crossroads - multiple directions to usability" took place in the Koninklijke Bibiotheek in the Hague on 29-30 October 2009. The KSL team was attending the seminar.

29/10/2009 - 30/10/2009,
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