Overview article about the nature of different project types. Asks: What are the implications of the terms we use to describe large-scale text-based electronic scholarship, especially undertakings that share some of the ambitions and methods of the traditional multi-volume scholarly edition? And how do the conceptions inherent in these choices of language frame and perhaps limit what we attempt? How do terms such as edition, project, database, archive, and thematic research collection relate to the past, present, and future of textual studies?
Based on the Introduction to Digital Humanities course at UVLA, this online coursebook (and resources) provides introductory materials to digital approaches relevant to a wide range of disciplines. This page discusses the nature and structure of a DH project and how to plan for it.