From Technical Standards to Research Communities: Implementing New Knowledge Environments Gatherings, Sydney 2014 and Whistler 2015


  • Alyssa Arbuckle Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria
  • Aaron Mauro Penn State Eerie, the Behrend College
  • Lynne Siemens University of Victoria



digital scholarship, knowledge production, knowledge dissemination, public knowledge, research impact


On December 8, 2014, researchers, students, librarians, and other participants gathered together in Sydney, Australia at the State Library of New South Wales for the 7th annual Implementing New Knowledge Environments (INKE) Birds-of-a-Feather conference, “Research Foundations for Understanding Books and Reading in the Digital Age.” On January 27 and 28, 2015, a similar group of stakeholders met in Whistler, BC, Canada, at the Nita Lake Lodge for the second year to discuss “Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production.” The events were hosted by INKE and sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Drawing from these two gatherings, the articles collected in this latest issue of Scholarly and Research Communication reflect an ongoing conversation in SRC (see 5.4), on new ways humanities researchers, publishers, and policy makers can collaborate effectively to make the most of the new affordances of computational tools and methods.

Author Biographies

Alyssa Arbuckle, Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria

Alyssa Arbuckle is Assistant Director, Research Partnerships & Development in the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria. She holds a M.A. in English from the University of Victoria with a focus on digital humanities, and a B.A. Hons in English from the University of British Columbia.

Aaron Mauro, Penn State Eerie, the Behrend College

Aaron Mauro is Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities and English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He is the director of the Penn State Digital Humanities Lab and teaches on topics relating to digital culture, computational text analysis, and scholarly communication.

Lynne Siemens, University of Victoria

Lynne Siemens is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. Her research is varied and crosses disciplinary lines with a focus on knowledge transfer and mobilization at individual, organizational, and community levels.