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Monday, December 10 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
1.8 Are Digital Humanities Projects Sustainable? A Proposed Service Model for a DH Infrastructure

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The University of Oxford, like many universities, is facing difficult choices about how to sustain, preserve, and/or archive its hundreds of digital humanities (DH) projects that have reached the conclusion of their funding or support. Our in-depth analysis of the functional requirements of DH projects included extensive interviews with the creators of more than 30 projects. We have uncovered a more robust and detailed picture of how both active and retired DH projects differ from the most common research data management and preservation models, and of their unique technical sustainability and preservation issues. This presentation will describe our findings of the unique characteristics of DH projects that make them more challenging to preserve and sustain, as well as our proposed layered service model for a more sustainable digital humanities infrastructure.

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Megan Hurst

Chief Experience Officer, Athenaeum21
I co-founded Athenaeum21 with Christine Madsen in 2015 to help libraries, museums, publishers and knowledge organizations evolve, innovate, and lead our information age. My areas of expertise and passion are user experience, user research, digital strategy, assessment, digital humanities... Read More →
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Christine Madsen

Chief Innovation Officer, Athenaeum21
Dr Christine Madsen works at the intersection of libraries and technology. She is expert in building large-scale systems that use technology to connect researchers, teachers, and students with library and learning resources. She is interested in understanding and building the library... Read More →

Monday December 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm EST
Empire Room Lower Level 2B