What is a Project?

So what do we mean by project? That’s a really great question! We view that term as fluid and flexible, open to interpretation, experimentation, creativity, and innovation. A project can include a number of elements—accessibility goals, source materials, methodologies, standards, audience, and publication output(s)—and can can take many forms—digital editions, print publications, digital archives and exhibits, databases, websites, and data visualizations. However, regardless of methods and outputs, projects share the goal of making source materials accessible, discoverable, or (re)imaginable. Consequently, the assembled list of topics—the pieces and parts of a project—is a “living” list, and this community’s feedback will help shape and expand both the definition of a project, as well as the components and outcomes each practitioner develops and uses.