Digital scholarship: Intersection, Scale, and Social Machines

Professor David De Roure, Professor of e-Research, University of Oxford, UK 27th October, 13:45 - 15:00pm, Lecture Theatre 2, Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay,

Digital scholarship: Intersection, Scale, and Social Machines

David De Roure is Professor of e-Research at University of Oxford. Focused on advancing digital scholarship, David works closely with multiple disciplines including social sciences (studying social machines), humanities (computational musicology and experimental humanities), engineering (Internet of Things), and computer science (large scale distributed systems and social computing). He has extensive experience in hypertext, Web Science, Linked Data, and Internet of Things. Drawing on this broad interdisciplinary background he is a frequent speaker and writer on digital scholarship and the future of scholarly communications. His previous roles include Director of the Oxford e-Research Centre, and Strategic Advisor to the UK Economic and Social Research Council.

Today we are witnessing several shifts in scholarly practice, in and across multiple disciplines, as researchers embrace digital techniques to tackle established questions in new ways and new questions afforded by digital and digitized collections, approaches, and technologies. This seminar addresses current activity in digital scholarship, framing it in its interdisciplinary setting, and reflects on the trends towards an increasingly automated future—and the implications for the future of scholarly communication.