DH on the Edge: Creating and Sustaining the Sonic Dictionary

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Mary Caton Lingold, William Shaw, Brian Norberg
The Sonic Dictionary (http://sonicdictionary.fhi.duke.edu/) began with a question: if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go to find out? Through the Humanities Writ Large-funded Audiovisualities Lab and with assistance from Digital Humanities Consultant Will Shaw, Mary Caton Lingold tested an answer to this question. Four years, and many institutions, classes, news articles, and web analytics later, the Sonic Dictionary has proven the value of an online, collaboratively created, audio reference work, and also outgrown its prototype platform. How will it be migrated, sustained, and further developed? 
This DH on the Edge discussion brings together Lingold (Duke Department of English PhD), Shaw (Duke University Libraries), and Brian Norberg (Duke Trinity Technology Services) to present the life cycle of digital projects, as illustrated by the Sonic Dictionary, and discuss key questions, information, and resources that guide the development of a digital project. 
About DH on the Edge
By definition, working in the Digital Humanities often involves raising questions and pushing boundaries of familiar scholarly practice. The DH on the Edge series seeks to raise awareness and engage broader discussion of these challenges, through conversations with current practitioners about their work in progress. These discussions encourage critical, thoughtful engagement with new approaches to humanistic scholarship and highlight not only people and projects but also resources and support for doing this kind of work.
DH on the Edge is a joint effort by Duke University Libraries (The/Edge and Digital Scholarship Services) and the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute (the PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge and the Digital Humanities Initiative). 
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The Edge Workshop Room (Bostock Library Level 1)