Evaluating Digital Scholarship
NINES/NEH Summer Institutes: 2011-2012

Whitepapers and Documents Section

Welcome to the NINES/NEH Summer Institutes Whitepapers and Documents Section.

One of the goals of the NINES/NEH Summer Institutes is to produce whitepapers and other helpful documents to advise and shape the ways digital scholarship is received by the academic community. The papers from our 2011 session are currently being edited by the NINES Institute Group, and will be made fully available to the web in stages over the coming months.

Notes on reading and commenting

This section uses a special WordPress plugin called Commentpress to allow you to share comments on documents as you read them.

The toolbar at the top of the page can be used to navigate documents in Commentpress. Clicking the closed book icon on the toolbar will always bring you back to these instructions.

A table of contents appears in the righthand column. After you select a text from the table of contents, it will appear in this window and the righthand column will change to a comments forum. You can add a comment on the whole document, or you can comment on a specific paragraph. Clicking the open book icon in the toolbar will display the table of contents again.

As you read a document, you will notice a small speech balloon icon to the left of each paragraph. Clicking on the speech balloon will open up (in the righthand column) a comment form specifically tied to that paragraph. To comment on the document as a whole, scroll to the top of the Comments column and click on “Comments on the whole page.”

To read other users’ comments, you may scroll through the Comments column for each document. Clicking on the double speech balloon icon in the toolbar will display a summary of how many comments have been left on each document.

For more tips on using Commentpress, see the instructions on the Commentpress site.