Modern Language Association provides this guide to evaluating digital work for promotion and tenure in the academic world. The main criteria it proposes are:
- expert consultations
- dissemination through conferences and publications
- deposit plan
This short guide gathers a collection of questions evaluators can ask about a project, a check list of what to look for in a project, and some ideas about how to find experts in one place. This assumes that evaluators who are assessing digital work for promotion and tenure are: Are new to the review of digital scholarly work and therefore could use a framework of questions to start with, Prepared to review the materials submitted by a candidate in the form it was meant to be accessed but need ideas of what to look for, and Will also ask for expert reviews from others and therefore need suggestions on where to look for relevant expertise. This is an annotated expansion on the Evaluating Digital Work PDF which was prepared as a one page checklist for a presentation to the ADE/ADFL in 2007 see blog entry about the event.