Welcome!

This site is a companion to e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice (Routledge, 2009) and includes material both supplementing and expanding what is contained in the book. The site contains background information, new research and resources, visualizations, and opportunity to post comments and contact contributors. It is a dynamic site in the sense that additions and revisions are frequently made. There is a list of blogs related to the topics of the book. The basic purpose of the site is to contribute to understanding changes ongoing in scholarly practice and to facilitate new research ventures in exploring these transformations. We welcome your queries and suggestions for scholarly collaboration.

Funded by the SURF Foundation’s Enhanced Publication initiative and the eHumanities Group’s Digital Scholarship initiative, this site is the first of four book-related websites to be released  using Semantic WordPress for Digital Scholarship, also know as the Semantic WORDS platform. Central to this effort is the release of a pair of custom plugins developed to introduce traditionally published books to the realm of web-based scholarly communication. The four book Web sites developed to launch this project contain a broad range of features intended to enhance the printed versions of these books, including supplementary resources, visualizations, intertextual linking of content, and formal structuring of content using Semantic Web ontologies.

In the footer of this and the other book-websites, there are linked details about the WordPress configuration, custom plugins, and project team.

Nick Jankowski
Editor,  e-Research: Transformation in Scholarly Practice