New practices

Guidelines for tool development

The proliferation of digital data and the increasing number of scholars using digital humanities methodologies have led to calls for tool developers to focus on interoperability and usability. Historically, a majority of tools that have been developed for digital humanities have been designed to meet the needs of one specific project or type of project, even if the general capabilities of the tool (e.g. n-gram analysis) could be applied more broadly.

Embracing failure

"How would I put someone in touch with these tools? At the moment, they're not well-documented, which is the purpose of surveys. Happens in the context of a project, and then disappears. One of key issues? How to keep these tools from being lost after the project dies? Video tools can last if it gets published formally, i.e.

Declining library use

"Collecting primary sources. This might involve interviewing people and discovering grammars; Discovering grammar is metaphor, I'm interogating dead people. (might be different methodology for back and forth with real human); At a museum you might encounter a primary source (but has already been collected); Are different methodologies different practices?


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