NEH banner

Funded Projects Query Form
One match

Grant number: HD-51561-12

Query elapsed time: 0.063 sec

Save this query
Export results to Excel

HD-51561-12

Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI 48824-3407)
Liza Potts (Project Director: 10/03/2011 to present)
Katherine Gossett (Co Project Director: 10/03/2011 to present)

Building an Open-Source Archive for Born-Digital Dissertations

A three-day workshop to explore relevant issues and identify requirements for the development of an archive for the preservation of dissertations that incorporate interactive or dynamic digital media.

This proposal for a Level I Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant would support an interdisciplinary workshop aimed at identifying the issues, opportunities and requirements for developing an open-source system into which born-digital dissertations (e.g., interactive webtexts, software, games, etc.) can be deposited and maintained, and through which they can be accessed and cross-referenced. The workshop will build upon the framework set up by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLDT) and the United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA), which support the creation and dissemination of digital dissertations, but, despite best efforts, do not currently offer a comprehensive, central repository or index of born-digital dissertations such as exists for print (e.g., Proquest). One of the primary goals for this workshop will be to develop a plan for the development of such a tool as well as the identification of a project advisory board.

[White paper]

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$25,000 (approved)
$24,570 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2012 – 3/31/2013