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Thursday, November 8 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
A Framework for Publishing Expansive Digital Humanities Projects

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This session explores how research institutions can support publishing expansive digital humanities projects--i.e., projects that are interactive and dynamic in their content as they span and often grow over time across multiple content types, audiences, and contributors. The session will include a discussion of the Summer 2018 report "A Framework for Supporting Expansive Digital Publishing Projects," which is the result of a recent initiative at Duke University funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Recognizing that the digital humanities are often not static, and change and grow as the scholarship and its community expands, the report addresses question such as what role can libraries and the institutions that back them play in planning, growing and sustaining these projects? How can institutions adequately evaluate and reward this type of scholarship, particularly when the audiences and collaborators for these publications extend beyond the academic community? And how can libraries, technologists, and humanities centers collaborate with university presses to "publish" these projects?

This session addresses five key areas of support for expansive digital publishing projects: 1) planning, 2) resource allocation and production; 3) discovery; 4) evaluation; and 5) preservation and sustainability. The session will address an overall framework for institutions, and especially libraries, to develop sustainable services in support of expansive digital publishing, and will also seek to engage session participants on how best to make meaningful, incremental progress at their local institutions to support publishing these expansive digital humanities projects.

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David Hansen

Associate University Librarian for Research, Collections & Scholarly Communication, Duke University
I'm Duke's librarian responsible for the Libraries' general research services and collections. My division of the library includes support for Duke researchers across the scholarly communication lifecycle, from the development of the library collections in anticipation of researcher... Read More →
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Catherine Mitchell

Director of Publishing, Archives, and Digitization, California Digital Library

Thursday November 8, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm EST
Salon II, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, USA