[globaloutlookDH-l] DH Awards
daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Tue Feb 4 11:31:38 MST 2014
I also found the lack of hyperlinking a pain--in fact I abandoned my
vote for that reason and haven't got back to it yet.
I've been more sympathetic to the need for categories given our
experience with awards at CSDH/SCHN (the Canadian DH society). What
we've found is that categories can be necessary to defend the place of
smaller projects or more technical mundane things. Otherwise, you end up
with big, comprehensive, high profile things getting all the credit,
and, to be frank, all the credit going to the PIs (who are often the
ones who least need the awards). Certainly if you want to award things
like particularly clever coding you may need categories to ensure the
votes are spread out. The problem, of course, is that categories imply a
typology, and if the eligibility limit is a single year, your typology
can end being inadvertently exclusionary.
We should all go and vote for GO::DH, though ;-)
On 14-02-04 11:19 AM, Ernesto Priego wrote:
> Hello all,
> I thought it would have been nice to have links to the projects in the
> voting form itself. I know a Google form was used with drop-down menus
> and I understand this poses a challenge in terms of hyperlinking.
> However I felt as a user that at voting one would like not to have to
> go to the previous page/other tab to click again on each nominated
> project before clicking on/voting for an option. It would be nice if
> all votes were casted for projects people actually knew, and not just
> because they sounded interesting, you were in a hurry and you only
> wanted to vote for your own project anyway ;)
> I'm not sure how the importance of actually spending some time
> researching the nominated projects before voting could be stressed
> amongst the community, but I thought I'd share my feedback in this
> Labelling/categorising will always be a contentious issue. Having
> worked in the translation of Textal into Spanish I wasn't happy
> (personally) about it being nominated under "just for fun" (it was
> serious work). But hey, happy it was nominated at all...
> I'd just be up for having a pool of nominated projects (i.e. all
> nominated projects would be under the same category: Nominated) and
> allow people to vote whilst giving them a chance to give their reasons
> behind the vote. This could provide the organisers with cool (messy,
> but cool, and potentially useful) qualitative and quantiative data
> about voters' preferences and rationale, and avoid the problem of
> pigeonholing projects and therefore offending (even if mildly) their
> creators, however chuffed they might be of having their project nominated.
> All the best,
> Dr Ernesto Priego
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> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 4:42 PM, James Cummings
> <James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk <mailto:James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:
> On 04/02/14 16:39, Bordalejo, Barbara wrote:
> Isabel hits the target here. I was also puzzled by the
> non-English. So much so, that I thought of The Artist: only a
> foreign silent film can be nominated for best picture. As
> always, I am aware that there is no deliberate attempt to
> exclude and also, as always, I know that this is not
> necessary. The question is what can be done about it. My
> suggestion would be to eliminate the non-English category and
> to make a conscious effort to widen the spectrum of
> submissions. Providing clear guidelines of what the committee
> is looking for (up to date sites, new developments, classics)
> is absolutely necessary.
> All sound like good ideas.
> Thank you, James, for taking the time to give details of the
> fate of some submissions. It helps to know what happened.
> I'm happy to respond to any individual enquiry. I don't email all
> the rejected nominations simply due to time constraints.
> Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk
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