• Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations

    Project Director(s):
    Katherine Gossett (see profile) , Liza Potts (see profile)
    Author(s):
    Katherine Gossett, Liza Potts (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Michigan State University
    Tag(s):
    Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities, NEH White papers
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6W36H
    Abstract:
    This proposal for a Level I Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant would support an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at identifying the issues, opportunities and requirements for developing an open-source system into which born-digital dissertations (e.g., interactive webtexts, software, games, etc.) can be deposited and maintained, and through which they can be accessed and cross-referenced. The workshop will build upon the framework set up by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLDT) and the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA), which support the creation and dissemination of digital dissertations, but, despite best efforts, do not currently offer a comprehensive, central repository or index of born-digital dissertations such as exists for print (e.g., Proquest). One of the primary goals for this workshop will be to develop a plan for the development of such a tool as well as the identification of a project advisory board.
    Notes:
    A three-day workshop to explore relevant issues and identify requirements for the development of an archive for the preservation of dissertations that incorporate interactive or dynamic digital media.
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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