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Managing Your Digital Edition or Digital Archive: Tips for Managing Your Project from Start to Finish

May 21 2:00 pm 3:30 pm EDT

Are you overwhelmed by the work of planning a digital edition or digital archive? Are you looking for tools or tips to help you set and track manageable project goals? Try watching this 90-minute recorded workshop from May 21, 2024 about successfully planning and managing your project from start to finish.

Led by Ken Price (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Kevin McMullen (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), this workshop discusses some of the common considerations involved in planning a digital edition or digital archive. The presenters also discuss their tips for managing projects of various lengths, from those that require just a few years to complete, to those requiring decades. This recording is ideal for practitioners who have a project in mind and need support in getting it started, as well as for practitioners who have a project in progress and need support in transitioning to a new phase of project work.

Presenter Bios

Kenneth M. Price is Hillegass University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His digital work includes co-directing The Walt Whitman ArchiveCivil War Washington, and The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive. He was also co-PI of an ACLS Digital Extension grant supporting “New Storytellers: The Research Institute in Digital Ethnic Studies.” This 2021 summer research institute brought a diverse group of scholars together to share, learn, and create intensively with the goal of empowering scholars from underrepresented groups through Digital Humanities approaches to diverse cultural heritages. Price is also a founding co-director of the University of Nebraska’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.

Kevin McMullen is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has served as the project manager of the Walt Whitman Archive since 2018. He is also the project manager of the Charles W. Chesnutt Archive, and co-creator and editor of Fanny Fern in The New York Ledger, an online digital edition of the newspaper writings of Fanny Fern. His work has appeared in the Oxford Handbook of Walt Whitman (2024), Textual Cultures, and Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, amongst other venues.