The Changing Culture of Humanities Scholarship: Iteration, Recursion, and Versions in Scholarly Collaboration Environments

Date

2014-12-16

Authors

Susan, Brown
John, Simpson
INKE Research Team
CWRC Project Team

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Volume Title

Publisher

Scholarly and Research Communication

Abstract

The non-linear and iterative nature of scholarly research processes presents complexities with respect to how online collaborative systems manage versions both within interfaces and at the back end. is article maps out a two-part framework for thinking about versions and versioning in the context of contemporary scholarship and data preservation. e first presents four notable qualities of digital textuality that are intensified by the digital turn, and the second considers technical considerations flowing from these characteristics. e authors argue that the management of large humanities data sets and the design of associated interfaces, tools, and infrastructure need to recognize and preserve the dynamic, living nature of digital cultural artifacts and of scholarship on culture.

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Keywords

Versioning, Editing, Textuality

Citation

Brown, Susan, Simpson, John, the INKE Research Team, & CWRC Project Team. (2014). The Changing Culture of Humanities Scholarship: Iteration, Recursion, and Versions in Scholarly Collaboration Environments. Scholarly and Research Communication, 5(4): 0301191, 16 pp.