• Enhancing Humanities Research Productivity in a Collaborative Data Sharing Environment

    Project Director(s):
    Sarah Whitcher Kansa
    Author(s):
    Sarah Whitcher Kansa, Eric C. Kansa
    Date:
    2011
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Interdisciplinary studies
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    Alexandria Archive Institute
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Advancing Knowledge: The IMLS/NEH Digital Partnership, NEH Preservation and Access
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M69668
    Abstract:
    This project represents a multi-organizational, interdisciplinary effort to enhance collaborative research in cultural heritage fields by exploring user experience with Web-based technologies. The objective of this project is to document user needs around online systems for sharing primary data and documentation of cultural heritage collections. To this end, we will draw upon the experience and insights of representatives from different stakeholder groups in three broad arenas: academic researchers, heritage managers, and specialist communities. Investigations undertaken in this study will result in best-practice guidelines to guide humanities computing efforts on how to best meet the diverse user needs in future online data sharing systems. Using an iterative cycle of development, deployment, and evaluation, this project will enhance Open Context, a collaborative, open-access data sharing system already in use for archaeology and related disciplines.
    Notes:
    Creating best-practice guidelines for the development of humanities data-sharing software to meet user needs, as well as to support the continued development of Open Context, a collaborative, free, open-access resource to facilitate online sharing of archaeological field research among excavators, scholars, and cultural heritage institutions.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial
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