Mea culpa! So sorry I didn’t post the assignment. Here it is, and you may post your responses when you can.
Please do one or both of the following:
- Find 1-2 “new model” digital scholarly projects online that are related (however loosely) to your topic. Describe and evaluate the usefulness of the scholarly project(s) as usual, but please also look for and mention evidence that the scholarly project is in fact scholarly. Who is the primary scholar responsible for it? Does it have an editorial board? Is it peer-reviewed in some fashion? Is it associated with a particular university, center, institute, foundation, or university press?
- Do a keyword search related to your topic on Google and then on 1-2 other search engines and describe the differences between the Google results and the other results (please say which keywords you used).
Other search engines you might try include Vivisimo and Dogpile. See also Wikipedia’s list of search engines. If you can get it to work, there’s also fascinating information to be had at Thumbshots Ranking.