The Devil in the Details DH for Small Data and Close Reading

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Hugh Cayless, Senior DH Research Developer at the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3), recently gave this talk at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities:

What connects Open Source Software development, scholarly edition making, Linked Open Data, and Digital Sustainability? All of them rely our human capacity for managing fine detail as much as or more than they rely on technological infrastructure. Although Digital Humanities often tends to focus on the macroscopic, with text mining, visualization, and distant reading, it has important things to say about the small-scale too. And since in the end, most of what we do is built on a foundation of details, making digital scholarship more accessible, sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and diverse will require some attention to those details.