Wayne Morse Jr.
Co-Director, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Public scholarship through digital humanities can be accomplished in multiple ways; even projects related by similar objectives can reach their goals in different ways with different challenges. Three related but different digital scholarship projects at Emory University’s Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) engage non-traditional scholars using similar software stacks and digital components, but provide very different experiences for users. Each scholarly site presents large amounts of data, visualizations, and scholarly reviews, however, each in a different way based on a unique approach to scholarship. These different approaches have sizeable impacts on the extended care and feeding of the sites, overall usability, and sustainability in general. The goals of this session include presenting the scholarly and structural similarities and differences of these sites, talking through the implications of partnering in the development of similar scholarly sites, and bringing together ideas from others experiences to best plan for future endeavors.
* Belfast Group – http://digitalscholarship.emory.edu/projects/featured/belfast-group-poetry-networks.html
* Digital Danowski – http://digitalscholarship.emory.edu/projects/featured/danowski.html
* Voyages – http://digitalscholarship.emory.edu/projects/featured/voyages-slave-trade.html
* Emory Center for Digital Scholarship – http://digitalscholarship.emory.edu