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Wright State University Main Campus (Dayton, OH 45435-0001)
John Magill (Project Director: October 2011 to October 2012)
Gwen Evans (Project Director: October 2012 to present)

The Scholar's Dashboard: Creating a multidisciplinary tool via design and build workshops (OhioLINK)

A series of three two-day workshops that will bring together collaborative teams of scholars, librarians, and technologists to identify and design a range of potential tools and features to augment use of the digitized cultural heritage materials within the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons.

The Scholar's Dashboard project is a series of three two-day design and build workshops, teaming humanities scholars, librarians, and technologists in innovative application development to optimize use of humanities collections from the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons (DRC). The DRC is a 500,000 item open access collection from Ohio academic and cultural heritage organizations. Dashboard users will select and combine collections, add descriptions and metadata, and re-visualize and re-present information. DRC collections with relevant information (oral histories, narratives, records, documents, images, e.g.) will form the design base. Design and build workshops allow researchers and scholars to specify features needed to rapidly expand DRC functionality. This model will then be used as a magnet for further digital humanities collections, as scholars, librarians, and archivists contribute collections in order to benefit from the Scholar's Dashboard design and capabilities.

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Project fields:
Library Science

Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$50,000 (approved)
$41,587 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2012 – 11/30/2013