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Durham University

Department of English Studies


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Publication details for Professor Claire Warwick

Warwick, C., Galina, I., Terras, M., Huntington, P. & Pappa, N. (2008). The master builders: LAIRAH research on good practice in the construction of digital humanities projects. Literary and Linguistic Computing 23(3): 383-396.

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Although many digital humanities resources are being developed for online use, there is little understanding of why some become popular, whilst others are neglected. Through log analysis techniques, the LAIRAH project identified twenty-one popular and well-used digital humanities projects, and in order to ascertain the factors they had in common, which predisposed them to be well used, conducted in-depth interviews with the creators of these resources. This article presents the findings of the study, highlighting areas that developers should be aware of, and providing a set of recommendations for both funders and creators, which should ensure that a digital humanities resource will have the best possible chance of being used in the long term.

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