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Published in: Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks, and Community. Eds. Robin Kear and Kate Joranson. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2018.
Published Version: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780081020234
This chapter uses Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive to consider the ways that collaborative, public-facing digital humanities initiatives can conflict with institutional conventions and methods of evaluating academic labor. Collaborative work creates challenges as well as opportunities for its organizers and laborers. The particular institutional space of the English department is discussed in relation to digital projects, and it is brought into conversation with the role of collaborators from libraries and local communities.
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