Category Archives: Evolution: Education & Outreach news

Updated CV

For my upcoming evaluation, I put together an updated CV. On the off chance that it might interest someone, here it is.

Well, it’s not just an exersize in narcissism. I really struggled to figure out how to divide up the various kinds of projects I have been working on, in the “Scholarship” section. I settled on the following.

  • Book chapter (peer reviewed)
  • Conferences
  • Edited works. Includes my digital republication of the Origin of Species.
  • Invited lecture.
  • Ontology.
  • Bibliography.
  • “Evolution Resources” column in Evolution: Education and Outreach.
  • Book reviews.
  • Web presence. Blogs, twitter.
  • Development. I am the BibDesk release engineer. Lapsed, apparently. Seriously, though, I will get to the next release soon.
  • Computing. Applications, including svn, Emacs, other development tools.

I have no idea what this will mean to the Dean, the Provost, or the evaluation committee. Nor will I find out, either, except by way of a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”

It’s important to differentiate these different kinds of works according to their nature and purpose, rather than lumping them together as “web publications” or “software.” Look, we don’t put journal articles, posters, and books in the same category because they are all printed materials (or at least, used to be). In fact, some of the digital works do more or less the same thing as their print analogs, for instance, bibliographies. Whether in print or in the form of a BibTeX database, a collection of bibliographic records serve the same essential functions.

One thing that is clear, whatever other confusions there may be, is that I need to publish papers in the usual places, peer-reviewed periodicals, whether online or in any other form.

I’d be interested to hear about how other people in the Humanities working on digital projects have represented them to their administrators.

Blog Carnival of Evolution #23

Greetings all! Everyone go visit

http://blogs.springer.com/evoo/?p=369

and look at this month’s Blog Carnival of Evolution.

All posts are really excellent, focusing on important topics in evolutionary biology. It makes for exciting and informative reading.

EE&O archives to be available free, indefinitely

Over at the Evolution: Education & Outreach blog, I have posted some important news. The journal will be available on PubMed Central after a 12 month embargo (“moving wall“), starting in about six months. Read about it at http://blogs.springer.com/evoo/?p=361.

Editors and Editorial Board members are excited about this new development. The intention was to create a resource for learning about evolution that everyone can use, not just those fortunate enough to have access to it by way of a university or research institution that can afford to subscribe because they buy journal access “in bulk.” This includes a large proportion of our intended audience, which consists of primary and secondary school teachers, teaching faculty at colleges and universities, and, of course, curious individuals who want to expand their understanding of evolution.