We are scholars, librarians, and technologists engaged with our diverse professional and scholarly fields through exemplary digital scholarship, internal research, conference presentations, and various modes of publication.
Suzanne Scott, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
Conceptualizing Transmedia Scholarship
In "Conceptualizing Transmedia Scholarship," Dr. Suzanne Scott theorizes the potential application of transmedia storytelling principles to media scholarship. This multimodal project is composed in Scalar, a digital open-source authoring and publishing platform developed through the Alliance for Networking Visual Culture at USC. This project engages both the affordances and limitations of procedural forms of scholarship, and emergent platforms like Scalar that offer user-generated paths through scholarly arguments. By allowing readers to move through the project in a traditional, linear fashion, or explore the connections between concepts and media artifacts through various visualizations of the project as a whole (see image), Scalar offers textual "extensions" off of a core concept or argument that, much like a transmedia story, encourages new modes of engagement and analysis.
View more of Suzanne's work on OxyScholar.
Adrianne Wadewitz, Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
The New England Primer
In "The New England Primer: A Primary Source Website", Dr. Adrianne Wadewitz presents an edited edition of the most important American textbook of the 17th and 18th centuries. Aimed at scholars as well as students, the site provides detailed publication history in addition to general thematic analysis. Moreover, it offers a carefully edited version of the text itself. This website represents some of the best Occidental has to offer when it comes to faculty-student collaboration, as a group of undergraduates redesigned the site as part of a final class project with Wendy Hsu and Daniel Chamberlain.
View more of Adrianne's work on OxyScholar.
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