A Brief Tour of The ScholarlyHub Platform
By Jason Mills and Guy Geltner
ScholarlyHub is about community, not traffic; sharing research, not pushing it, scraping it or leveraging it as a product.
Our goal is to help you pursue your curiosity and connect you with those who share it. The architecture of our future site, which we hope to build together with our members, will reflect what the SH community says it needs, not what venture capitalists define as benchmarks or milestones for launching an IPO or selling it to the highest bidder. It will also refrain from overwhelming scholars’ profiles and publications with metrics that are rarely designed as quality indicators for scholarship. Finally, it will accommodate scholars beyond the traditional mold of an academic, that is someone with an advanced degree who holds (or is formally pursuing) a tenured position at a research institution. Professional academics are a pillar of the scholarly community, but the scholarly endeavor comprises diverse communities of practice around the world, whose needs and voices should be served. We’d like to show you how we tried to embed these values in some of our initial designs for the site.
The search page is freely accessible to anyone and--more importantly--leads to fully open-access research papers, data sets, reviews, and more. Anything beyond this (and other SH search portals) can be viewed and downloaded without registration or providing further information.