The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Center for Open Science (COS) need your help to understand how libraries can make digital humanities (DH) projects more visible, citable, and discoverable on the web.
Digital scholarship is produced using a variety of tools and distributed across a wide network of repositories and websites. Many of these highly valuable projects languish on old servers or are hosted on forgotten department websites, nearly invisible to web crawlers. These accomplishments can be difficult to find, outside of twitter campaigns such as #DHimpact, which has recently surfaced fascinating projects across a wide variety of DH disciplines.
Building on the success of SHARE—a database of metadata describing and linking all types of scholarly works—our project is focused on the discovery, sharing, and preservation of digital humanities work.
We need your help to identify the requirements necessary to build prototype applications for curating, discovering, and sharing DH work using SHARE.
This survey is part of a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, “Integrating Digital Humanities into the Web of Scholarship with SHARE: An Exploration of Requirements.”