Best Practices and Models for Open, Collaborative Scholarship in the Arts & Humanities
Open, digital scholarship in the Arts and Humanities is significant as a mechanism of Canada’s growing digital scholarly infrastructure for facilitating public access and engagement with research. But the path to adopting open, digital scholarship on a national scale has been challenging. Academic organizations like the not-for-profit Iter Canada are committed to facilitating the engagement of Canadian scholarship in global conversations. How do we do this in ways that speak to the needs of our communities, are open, effective and sustainable? This research program aims to study best practices for the development, maintenance, and sustainability of open digital scholarship for Arts- and Humanities-based collaborations. I will collaborate with Iter Canada to facilitate the creation of dynamic, open, and data-driven websites for Arts and Humanities research communities. I will draw from my experiences with online digital collections and my professional experience in the digital humanities. The breadth of Iter Canada' scholarly interests (Middle Ages, Renaissance) offers a significant but manageable scope within the Arts and Humanities. Working with Iter Canada will necessitate the understanding of humanities concepts and ways to realize them as technical solutions to answer research questions -in a way that ultimately benefits the Canadian research community.