CIRCA:Stuff digital humanists should know


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What should a digital humanist know in order to be able to manage digital humanities projects? Needless to say the idea of a body of knowledge that defines a digital humanist can be controversial, but nonetheless there are

  • Knowledge Representation. You need to understand the choices and strategies involved in representing human knowledge in digital form. Further, to understand the issues you should have been significantly involved in at least one project digitizing materials so you have experience with the processes and real issues.
    • Electronic Texts. Many digital humanists learn about knowledge representation through the digitization of texts. Texts are not the only form of knowledge we represent digitally, but they are important enough to the humanities that a passing knowledge of the issues, standards, formats, and technologies for text digitization and encoding is extremely useful.
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