Ball, Cheryl E. (2008, May 23). New media scholarship: Taxonomies, heuristics, and strategies to connect authors, editors, departments, and tenure committees. Computers and Writing, Athens, GA.
In this presentation, I draw on Allison Warner’s (2007) heuristic for assessing the scholarly value of traditional webtexts that fall between print-like and multimedia-rich, digital scholarship. Warner intentionally leaves room for other scholars to explore the ways that such a heuristic might be applicable (or flexible) for texts that incorporate multimedia elements, such as new media scholarship. The purpose of this presentation is to posit additional heuristics — and the complications of adding more heuristics — for emerging new media scholarly conventions that can be of use to tenure and promotion stakeholders.