Sustaining MedArt

“Sustaining MedArt: The Impact of Socio-Technical Factors on Digital Preservation Strategies,” is an investigation into both the human-centered and technological (“socio-technical”) factors that impact the long-term preservation of digital humanities projects. The sustainability of digital projects created by humanists is a complex and urgent problem. Little is known about how projects last over time, or about project renewal and regeneration strategies that have been developed in the field. Even less is known about how scholars might go about responsibly “sunsetting” a project, such as freezing it in technological time, allowing for a graceful degredation, or even the intentional removal of the project from academic circulation. This project is generously funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access.

Sustaining MedArt


    Usability Research Commences!

    This week, my advisor, three courageous graduate students, and I will be attending the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. There, we will be conducting interviews as part of our ongoing research on the NEH-funded Sustaining MedArt project. We are primarily interested in how users currently engage with the site (created ca. 1995), and how their interactions with the site might inform the task of creating a sustainability roadmap applicable to this project and beyond…I created this little poster to advertise the work we’ll be doing next week!

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