Greenhouse Studios is interested in what new knowledge might emerge when we allow academic communities to self-organize. ... At Greenhouse Studios, we’re running an experiment in radical collaboration, exploring what happens when you remove the labor hierarchies and predetermined workplans that normally structure collaborative scholarly projects, and instead embrace the emergent qualities of collaboration itself.
Digital Scholarship Compañeros
Personal investment in the subject matter of the project and relationship with project partners / Личная связь с предметом проекта и отношения с партнерами по проекту.
Advances research and skills that are directly relevant to primary academic interests / Продвигает исследования и навыки, которые непосредственно связаны с первичными академическими интересами.
Students as co-investigators with their own research interests and agenda. / Студенты как соисследователи со своими исследовательскими интересами и повесткой дня.
Project presents problems that necessitate innovation and original applications of natural language processing (NLP) / Проект представляет проблемы, которые требуют инноваций и оригинальных приложений обработки естественного языка.
These outcomes were not accidental, and yet, not entirely intentional.
Is this purely a product of specific circumstances? Can we reproduce this model in future projects?
How can we design and manage digital humanities projects that deliberately engage students in original research in both the sciences and humanities?
If this is possible, we can deliberately design Digital Humanities projects that not only adapt computational tools and methods as well as technical labor, but create mutually-beneficial sites of applied research in the sciences as well.
- Early decisions
- Project as Service and Equal Partnership with GAM.
- Post-custodial: all original materials stay in Guatemala.
- Relationship building between Haverford and GAM.
- Need not only for preservation and access of materials, but student engagement, student research and project development both in Guatemala (USAC) and Haverford.
- Need for advanced methods to research the collection for ongoing legal case work.
Archival Processing Application
Existing solutions for access, such as AToM, Samvera, or Islandora are designed for archival management and discovery.
We need an application that engages with the pedagogical value of digitization and archival processing.
Created a framework where students at Haverford and in Guatemala can transcribe, describe and process the documents.
Students create authority records, at the case level, for the people, places and organizations in the collection (Pedagogy of digitization).
Designed and built by DS students, the processing layer is the first site of engagement between student researchers and the information in the materials.
Creation of large text, metadata and image corpus for analysis.
Design and Management of DH Projects
- Build relationships first, then establish ongoing dialogue about project requirements.
- Engage students as co-investigators and project partners.
- Embrace (or create) project conditions that provide technical problems that require innovation. Create opportunities to research those problems.
- Highlight access to unique datasets and corpora.
- Significance of real-world problems and relationships for student investment. Personal and professional stake in the project.