[globaloutlookDH-l] DH Awards

Daniel O'Donnell daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Tue Feb 4 11:33:40 MST 2014


I agree with you!

On 14-02-04 11:32 AM, Ernesto Priego wrote:
> Me again. Sorry!
>
> Another alternative would be to allow people to vote only for the ones 
> they really know and therefore want to vote for. Does anyone actually 
> know all the projects ? They are a lot... honestly I wonder how many 
> people actually clicked on all the links here 
> http://dhawards.org/dhawards2013/voting/ before voting... Something 
> tells me that having to vote for all the projects means many votes 
> will be given completely at random. Am I alone in thinking this?
>
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> On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Ernesto Priego <efpriego at gmail.com 
> <mailto:efpriego at gmail.com>> 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
>     regard.
>
>     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,
>
>     e
>
>     *
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>     *
>     Dr Ernesto Priego
>     *Lecturer in Library Science
>     Acting Course Director, MSc/MA Electronic Publishing, City
>     University London *
>     *
>     City University London offers a wide range of postgraduate courses
>     delivered by world-leading academics. Register for our Open
>     Evening
>     <http://www.city.ac.uk/events/2014/feb/postgraduate-open-evening>
>     on Wednesday 19^th February to find out more.
>
>     MediaCommons' THE NEW EVERYDAY is happy to announce the
>     publication of a cluster on
>     THE MULTIMODALITY OF COMICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE,
>     curated by Ernesto Priego of City University London and David N.
>     Wright of Douglas College.
>     http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/tne/cluster/multimodality-comics-everyday-life
>
>     http://epriego.wordpress.com/ @ernestopriego
>     <https://twitter.com/ernestopriego>
>     Editor-in-Chief, /The Comics Grid: Journal of Comics
>     Scholarship**/http://www.comicsgrid.com/
>     Subscribe to the Comics Grid Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/iOYAj
>
>
>
>
>     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.
>
>
>         -James
>
>         -- 
>         Dr James Cummings, James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk
>         <mailto:James.Cummings at it.ox.ac.uk>
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