How I Work Open: Julie Shayne

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Julie Shayne
Senior Lecturer
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Bothell

Spotlight on: Activist Scholarship

How would you describe your research?

My work focuses on gender, feminism, and revolution in the Americas, and incorporates feminist pedagogy, activist scholarship, and documenting hidden histories. I teach how learning, research, and archiving are political, and the ways in which women and marginalized communities in general are left out of the story. Continue reading

How I Work Open: Sarah Ketchley

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Sarah Ketchley
Digital Humanities Projects & Research
Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
Newbook Digital Texts

Spotlight on: Digital Humanities

What kind of open work do you do?
I trained as an Egyptologist and developed a fascination for 19th century Nile travel journals. There were plenty of examples on the Internet Archive, but one journal was inaccessible—that of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews. I had to go to the Met Museum to access the journals. I was captivated by Emma’s writing and the picture she paints of Egypt at that time, so I worked to transcribe and encode the diary materials assisted by undergraduate student interns on the Newbook Project. I’ve been gathering related contemporary correspondence, notes, and ephemera from this so-called Golden Age of Nile travel since then. I work closely with Walter Andrews (Research Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization and co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts) and Mary Childs, Lecturer, Comparative History of Ideas (co-founder of Newbook Digital) on the Newbook Digital Texts  project. Continue reading

How I Help Researchers Work Openly: Jenny Muilenburg

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Jenny Muilenburg
Research Data Services Librarian

Spotlight on: Libraries’ Support

How can you help researchers who want to work openly?
I help researchers make their research data accessible to a public audience, through tools and tips during data collection, creating a data management plan, finding an appropriate data repository, helping with data documentation to bundle with their data, and more. Continue reading

How I Work Open: Steven Roberts

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Steven Roberts
Associate Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Kenneth K. Chew Endowed Professorship in Aquaculture

Spotlight on:
Open Science

What kind of open work do you do?
We try to do everything openly. The [open] lab notebooks are the big things so people can see the research as it progresses. We try to make preprints available, and we share via social media. We also record and publish lab meetings online.

Please describe your lab and its work.
I’m in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences within the College of the Environment. In the Roberts Lab, we use genomics techniques to understand how the environment influences shellfish, so we do large DNA analysis and gene sequencing. Continue reading

How I Help Researchers Work Openly: Verletta Kern

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Verletta Kern
Digital Scholarship Librarian

Spotlight on:  Digital Scholarship

How can you help researchers who want to work openly?
As Digital Scholarship Librarian, I help students and faculty connect with resources on-campus to realize their project goals. This is especially helpful for students and faculty who are using technology to ask new questions in new ways in this emerging field.  Digital scholarship allows researchers to share their work with broader audiences,and I’m delighted to help researchers gain the skills and means to share their work for the public good. Continue reading