H-Net at AHA 2005
H-Net Editors Workshop
We cordially invite any attendees or neighbors for the American Historical Association annual meeting to attend a special workshop for editors on January 6, 2005, 1-6 PM (not noon-6, as the AHA program says), in the Sheraton Madrona Room.
The workshop involves panel sessions by H-Net officers, staff, and editors; a special presentation on "Making the Modern World"; and a dinner for attendees.
PLEASE RSVP TO HEATHER HAWLEY, email@example.com, by 27 December so that we can obtain an accurate count for the workshop refreshments and the dinner.
Here is the current program. We will be adding more panelists as they are confirmed. Anyone interested in serving as a panelist is welcome to write to me; selected panelists receive $200 toward their conference costs, and will offer a brief presentation, help with discussion, and participate in the workshop generally. A CFP was circulated on HNET-STAFF a couple of weeks ago.
H-Net Editor's Workshop Program
1:00-1:15 - Overview Session
1:15-1:45 Content Development Tools for H-Net Editors: Practical presentation and discussion of newly developed H-Net tools for Editors: H-Net is currently in the beta phase of testing its new suite of online content development and management tools. With these tools Editors and approved users can easily create network-related, searchable content such as links collections, white paper series, image galleries, lesson plan or syllabi collections, and so on. Other tools recently launched include the Calendar and H-Net Help Desk area. Panel Participants: Mark Kornbluh, Peter Knupfer, and Heather Hawley
1:50-2:20 - Building Bridges as a Community: Building on some of the issues raised in the prior session, here speakers will discuss some of the common themes new dynamic technologies pose for the future of h-net networking, publication, and resource development. How is H-Net currently viewed as a resource, and how should we move forward in this regard? Currently, cross-postings, multi-threading, and web-based materials are instances where network editors add value to their content for their subscribers. In light of new technologies available today-blogging softwares, content management systems, and other tools that make content development and interconnection of content much easier tasks to accomplish--how might H-Net harness the potential of these technologies? In turn, how might this affect issues of H-Net publication and editorial policy? Panel Participants: Kelly Woestman and Marilyn Levine
2:25-2:50 - H-Net Reviews: Speakers will discuss the role of H-Net Reviews within the context of academia and web vs. print publication. What defines an H-Net Review? How might H-Net reviews be upgraded or redefined in light of new technologies and changing attitudes towards new media publications? In addition, speakers will speak practically about techniques for building reviews publication for networks, including the solicitation of reviewers, the management of reviews editing and publication. Panel Participants: Patricia Rogers, Jim Niessen, and Susan Boettcher
2:45-3:15 - Refreshment break
3:15-4:00 - Making of the Modern World Demonstration: Frank and Jean Colson of MacKenzie Ward Research Development will present the groundbreaking initiative in web learning, Making of the Modern World (http://www.makingthemodernworld.org.uk/). Based on the Science Museum's landmark gallery, this project demonstrates the idea of interactive learning and the usage of documents and multimedia in a comprehensive learning modality.
4:00-5:00 - Constructive Conflict: Techniques for High-intensity
Discussions at Low Decibel Levels: Editors of high-traffic lists will discuss what conditions produce strong participation by subscribers, how they manage heavy mail volume, structure discussions and handle multiple threads, deal with subscriber complaints, and distribute workloads across a team of editors. The session's thrust will be toward the practical end of things; panelists will offer suggestions based on their experience and assist audience members in adapting those ideas to their own lists. Panel Participants: Frank Conlon, David Silbey
5:00-5:45 - IPR issues:
How are the laws changing and how do intellectual property rights issues affect H-NET editors? Discussion Moderator: Peter Knupfer
5:45-6:15 - Wrap up Observations/ Discussion
7:00 - Dinner