Published yet never done: The tension between projection and completion in digital humanities research

Date

2009

Authors

Brown, Susan
Clements, Patricia
Grundy, Isobel
Ruecker, Stan
Antoniuk, Jeffery
Balazs, Sharon

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Digital Humanities Quarterly

Abstract

The case of the Orlando Project offers a useful interrogation of concepts like completion and finality, as they emerge in the arena of electronic publication. The idea of "doneness" circulates discursively within a complex and evolving scholarly ecology where new modes of digital publication are changing our conceptions of textuality, at the same time that models of publication, funding, and archiving are rapidly changing. Within this ecology, it is instrumental and indeed valuable to consider particular tasks and stages done, even as the capacities of digital media push against a sense of finality. However, careful interrogation of aims and ends is required to think through the relation of a digital project to completion, whether modular, provisional, or of the project as a whole.

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Brown, S., Clements, P., Grundy, I., Ruecker, S., Antoniuk, J., & Balazs, S. (2009). Published yet never done: The tension between projection and completion in digital humanities research. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 3(2).