As liberal arts institutions search for sustainable strategies for enhancing learning in the digital age, individual scholars are also looking for new modes of communication amid rapid changes in the publishing industry, academic libraries, and intellectual practice. Our panel bridges these conversations by featuring three rich examples of multi-authored, open-access publications: a journal on archival theory and practice (http://ArchiveJournal.net), a civil rights monograph (http://OnTheLine.trincoll.edu), and an open peer-reviewed edited volume, (http://WritingHistory.trincoll.edu). All share a common characteristic: the ideas emerged from individuals but came to life through inter-institutional collaborations. We will demonstrate working models and facilitate a broad discussion of innovations and implications for partnerships by liberal arts colleges, since these publications illustrate the type of scholarly production that would be difficult to support solely at one small institution.
As the Director of the Center for Digital Learning + Research at Occidental College, Daniel Chamberlain teaches courses on urbanism and emergent media, and leads efforts to advance digital scholarship across disciplines at the College. In addition to his own teaching and research, Daniel works with faculty to explore new ways of teaching with media technologies in and out of the classroom, to consider how their research and publication strategies might benefit from networked collaboration and open access platforms, and to partner with colleagues and projects at other institutions. Prior to directing the center, Daniel held a Council on Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on transformational issues related to the Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship. These efforts are an extension of work Daniel began as a doctoral student at the University of Southern California, where he participated in the launch of USC’s Center for Transformative Scholarship and served as a HASTAC scholar dedicated to making connections between local and global technology research efforts. Daniel’s research on emergent media technologies and new urb an spaces explores the correspondences between these phenomena at the level of their cultural and economic emphases on personalization, mobility, and interactivity. Daniel has contributed chapters to the Flow Anthology from Routledge and the Television as Digital Media collection from Duke, and completed a dissertation entitled Emergent Media Technologies and the Production of New Urban Spaces. Daniel holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan. Daniel is the Technical Editor for the Archive Journal and sits on the HASTAC Steering Committee.