What is the purpose of this website?
The International Society for Intermedial Studies Commons is an academic social network for all ISIS members where they are encouraged to share their work (published or in progress), collaborate and create a vivid online community.
Who can create a profile and why join the community?
Every member of the International Society for Intermedial Studies can create a profile.
This profile will allow you to participate, get in touch with other members, join or create Groups, share your bibliography…
How to create a profile?
Fill in the fields :
- Account Details : your account information will allow you to log in on the platform.
- Profile Details : what will appear on your public profile. You can choose, for each field, who can have access or not to those information. You can also add or change your information later.
Click on Complete Sign Up to finalize your registration.
Your profile url will be built on this model : http://isis.digitaltextualities.ca/members/username/
In order to avoid spam, your profile should then be approved by the website administrator to become active.
How to access or edit my profile?
Log in and :
- go to My Profile, which will appear on the top left of your screen.
- click on Members (Top menu), your profile will show up on top of the Members Directory
- go directly to your profile url (http://isis.digitaltextualities.ca/members/username/)
You can then edit your profile, add or change your avatar, change your email or password settings and your notification settings.
What to do next?
As soon as you’re logged in and done with your profile settings, you can start to :
- Post news (Activity), check or send messages, respond to or send friendship requests, send invites to other members to join…
- Join or create Groups and contribute.
What are groups for and how they work?
Groups are a place where every member can join and share their interest, information, work on a defined topic (special event, theoretical theme, subcommunity…). Each group has an admin, owns a forum and allows its members to write and annotate documents in a collaborative way.
You can discover and join existing groups or create new ones.
You can change your email subscription options (weither you will or not receive news from this group by email and their frequency) and leave a group at any time.
How to use and contribute to our shared bibliography?
Discover all the items of our collective Bibliography :
- Select by category (see the drop down menu Top level on the top left) or by tag (select a tag in the drop down menu –No Tag Selected– on the top right).
- Make a research thanks to the search bar at the bottom of the page.
This shared bibliography is built on Zotero, “a free and open-source reference management software to manage bibliographic data and related research materials”, and contain items that other members have already selected and added.
Every members can contribute by sharing their own work or work that they find interesting for the community (articles, books, book chapters, thesis, conference papers, video…).
In order to add a new item, you will have to :
- Log in or join Zotero (free and easy)
- Join the International Society for Intermedial Studies Group Library (a public group with open membership)
- Go to the Group Library and create item.
- Choose the Item Type (ex : Book, Journal Article, Blog Post, Podcast…)
- Fill the fields. All fields are not required but please try to add as much as you can. Do not forget at the end to choose some Tags to define the new item (ex : Theatre, Photoliterature, Media theory, Open Access…). It will help other members to find items according to their interest.
- Add your item to an already existing Collection or Subcollection (ex : Open Access Materials, English, Cinema…) or create a new Collection or Subcollection .
Your are welcomed to create a Subcollection on your name (Name, First Name) under the Collection Authors where you can add your own work.
Every Item can be edited at any time by any member.
You can use Zotero online or download the software on your computer (free and available for Mac, Windows and Linux). The download is not required.
See also :
- Zotero Documentation (available in english and several other languages)
What is the Activity Feed for?
The Activity Feed allow you to follow what is happening on the website, what other members – or just your friends – are currently doing, which one of your groups have been updated, where your name has been mentionned…
What can I find in Events?
The Events calendar will show you all ISIS or related events – past and forthcoming – which have been submitted and added by the Website Administrator.
To suggest a new event to add in the calendar, please send a message to the Website Administrator.
To know more about ISIS and its network, please refer to About ISIS or contact us : firstname.lastname@example.org.