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

Susan Brown, John Simpson
2014 Scholarly and Research Communication  
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. This article maps out a two-part framework for thinking about versions and versioning in the context of contemporary scholarship and data preservation. The first presents four notable qualities of digital textuality that are intensified by the digital turn, and the second considers technical
more » ... ations flowing from these characteristics. The 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.
doi:10.22230/src.2014v5n4a191 fatcat:ro4fwdkqzrhe7m775xm6ytbahi