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“A Sorting Hat for the Digital Humanities”

A humanities scholar embarking on a digital project often has little guidance in choices he or she must make at a very early stage.

  • What object formats can be supported now and in the future?
  • Does my home institution have a view, and how would I know?
  • What if I employ proprietary software and my target publisher or distributor has its own preferred method?
  • Does my project need a long or short lifespan, and what are the consequent considerations?
  • What happens to my materials when I leave or retire?

In her talk, titled “A Sorting Hat for the Digital Humanities: Content and Design Considerations for Longevity, Access, and Stability,” Ellen Bauerle, executive editor at the University of Michigan Press, addresses these questions.

The talk will be held Wednesday, Oct. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in Clark Hall 206.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended at