News: MLA Receives Mellon Grant for Scholarly Network

From the MLA newsletter, and relating directly to the new MLA Guidelines for Evaluating Work in Digital Humanities and Digital Media to give support for the evaluation and undertaking of scholarly communications:
The MLA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an $83,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support development of the MLA Commons, an online platform for MLA members. As part of the association’s broader project of facilitating more interactive scholarly communication, the MLA Commons will provide a space for members to share research, work collaboratively, and explore new modes of scholarship that exceed the capabilities of traditional forms of publication. The MLA is working with the developers of the City University of New York (CUNY) Academic Commons on the open-source platform, which it will later make available to other scholarly societies. A beta phase of the project will launch in early 2013.