Identifying Common Needs

Digital Humanities covers a lot of ground.  I often assume that each new project must be a highly customized creation for a specific research interest and will have little in common with other projects.  But I want to challenge that assumption.  I’ll be listening to identify ideas for new tools or services that can be applied to a variety of projects in the future.  For example, I sometimes hear about the need to create interactive maps, including those showing borders that no longer exist.  Or tools that allow researchers to create text overlays on high resolution images of historical documents – making it easy to see both the original and translated text.   So, what are the tools that would be really useful to a variety of interests?  That’s what I want to find out.

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One Response to Identifying Common Needs

  1. escheyder says:

    I agree, and will be listening for similar things. I’m also interested to see if there are common needs that might be addressed with a single tool, to make more efficient use of resources. Not trying to shoehorn all needs into the same box, but looking for commonalities.

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