What sort of structures are needed to support collaborative work? After two years working in digital libraries, and since attending Lynne Siemen’s Issues in Large Project Planning and Management mini-course at UCLA, I’ve been thinking about how collaborative work is delineated, assigned, and, really, managed. Of course, the twin issue is: how is credit assigned and given, and what authorship issues arise in collaborative work? In this session, I’d like to talk about how collaboration raises the need for new models of authorship.
If possible, maybe we could look at examples of authorship agreements among groups, talks about some potential disciplinary tendencies and differences, and examine taxonomies of digital scholarship and roles. Are best practices out there?