The Hidden Work of Digital Scholarship
What’s behind a successful digital project? A tool or platform, of course, and someone to manage technical needs like coding and server administration. What’s less apparent, though, are the multiple roles and tasks that help ensure projects achieve their goals, connect with their intended audiences, and can be sustained. With scholarly projects in particular, much of this work can involve non-technical yet critical tasks, from gathering and synthesizing content, to organizing and synchronizing teams. In this year’s Digital Scholarship Services Open House, we showcase the often overlooked, essential work of digital projects, from the perspective of those individuals often tasked with carrying this work forward — graduate students.
Join us for lunch and a conversation with this cross-disciplinary panel of graduate students, as they discuss the nature of their digital project roles and the insights and skills they've gained through this work.
- Meredith Graham (Music department, Duke)
- Aubrey Klein (School of Information & Library Sciences, UNC-CH)
- Adrian Linden-High (Classical Studies department, Duke)
- Ashton Merck (History department, Duke)
- Ke Xu (Graduate Liberal Studies program, Duke)