NMAC 3108/Fall 2020/Requirements/Digital Remediation
This requirement has you acting as volunteer digital editor for a real online journal: The Mailer Review. As a cohort of editors, we will be responsible for remediating the entirety of a print issue of the Review to a digital format on Project Mailer, a MediaWiki platform.
Remediating, the refashioning an older form to a newer, from print to digital requires a set of detail-oriented skills. These skills also depend on the platform. In completing this project, you will learn integral formatting skills for MediaWiki, the software used by Wikipedia, by helping to remediate paper articles to the online version of the academic periodical of the Norman Mailer Society.
As a class, we will be responsible for completing the remediation of the entire issue of The Mailer Review volume 2 (2008) from print to digital form. Some of it is done, so we have about sixteen articles, three book reviews, three creative works, and a bibliography.
The first half of the semester will have our lessons competing this task, step-by-step, to be sure each text is remediated perfectly. You will learn basic editing techniques for MediaWiki that will be applicable to your later work on Wikipedia. Since this is a real scholarly journal, our job is to make its remediation flawless—maybe even better than the print version.
See Lesson 2 for assignment distribution. You will need to request an article and user name for Project Mailer. You may click the link to your article below to begin your edits. Status indicators in the ? column: = complete (ready for final edits and banner removal; see L4.2); = in process; = not started.
- Since we have two sections of NMAC 3108, we may also need to work on articles from another volume.
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