Look inside digital scholarship at the Feb 17 Open House

“Intaglio Printing” by Abraham Bosse (1642), illustrating an earlier kind of production “lifecycle.”

Each spring, Duke Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Services department hosts an open house event to showcase our project work over the past academic year.  We invite the Duke community to join us at 11:30 Friday, February 17 in the Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library level 1) for lunch, a round of lighting talks, and a panel discussion. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to register, for planning purposes: http://duke.libcal.com/event/3152804.

This year’s open house theme–the lifecycle of digital projects–is meant to highlight the diversity and breadth of the work that goes into developing digital projects.  In general terms, we think of the lifecycle as a set of processes that includes planningdevelopmentmanagement, dissemination, and assessment.  Because many digital scholarship projects are open-ended rather than finite, elements of this “cycle” are often iterative.  The components of the lifecycle also tend to be nonlinear or interleaved.  Our panelists this year will help us understand why.  They represent a broad cross-section of digital scholarship work in the humanities, and each of their projects has faced distinctive challenges and successes at different parts of its lifecycle.  We’re happy to welcome:

  • Meredith Goldsmith (Ursinus College, Department of English) will share her work on Mapping Literary Visions and related projects concerning spatiality in Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence.
  • Adam Griggs (UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science) will discuss his work as assessment analyst for Project Vox, a resource that highlights the neglected philosophical achievements of early modern women.
  • Sandra Sotelo-Miller (Duke University, Thompson Writing Program) will talk about her use of Scalar, the electronic publishing platform, in an undergraduate writing course on trauma in film.
  • Caroline Stark (Howard University, Department of Classics) will discuss the Io Project, which seeks to incorporate reception theory into Classical Studies instruction.
  • Jessica Stark (Duke University, Department of English) will share her work on the Prattle Poetry Archive, a collection of archival correspondence and collaborations from American poets from 1945-1990.

Please join us on February 17 to learn about these exciting projects.  Each participant will share a brief overview of his or her work, focusing on process, challenges, and lessons learned.  Following these presentations, Liz Milewicz and Will Shaw of Digital Scholarship Services will moderate an audience-driven panel discussion. Lunch will be provided, and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!