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Exploring the use of digital badges for crediting contributors to scholarly papers for their work
This seems a lot more fun than a mention in a footnote. I could collect these on my CV as a highly visible means of showing my work. This initial work is being done in the sciences but it is open source so some enterprising soul could make it work for legal scholarship.