9 thoughts on “DH Process as Product

  1. Yes! I’ve been struggling with the existing platforms as well. Scalar comes closest to what I’d like to do with an existing digital archive/scholarly edition. And now, I have a group of students who want more functions than Omeka can offer and perhaps exactly what you describe above (and beyond Scalar?). Any insight into if there’s something out there to fulfill all of these needs?

  2. Send grant money and we’ll build it! (Half joking). I think there are two things going on here: first the way we are conceptualizing these platforms (that’s my call to shift to a research workshop model in addition to a publication/curation one); second is the need for cooperative work between the different builders. So I don’t have an answer right now. My colleague in the NU library, Josh Honn, has been toying with Scripto (http://scripto.org/). In my class next quarter, we are going to use Crocdoc for annotation (http://crocodoc.com/). But I already see how these are temporary fixes, not a more sustainable platform for the kinds of things I hope to do with DH, annotation, arrangement in the research workshop model. PS Avid follower of your blog and twitter feed. Thanks for the comment.

  3. yes–i really like the idea of layers in what you’re saying–a sort of combined photoshop/omeka/google.docs/twitter feed.
    i’m interested in community college students’ use of DH to better understand literature while at the same time actively engaging in the process of making/tinkering. things like “Markup” seem to be promising to me, but you’re right that there is both a static quality to the tools available or else a need to “fuse” multiple products to get what you want….

  4. Hi Anne — I must investigate Markup! Thanks for the lead. I like your notion of mixing understanding literature with making/tinkering. It seems to me that the digital affords us new ways of reinvigorating the links between humanistic study and creativity.

    My colleagues at the Northwestern library have been sharing a number of new annotation tools with me, and I will pass my investigations of these along in an upcoming post.

    In the meantime, please stay in touch.

    All best,

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