The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists

Last week at the c19 conference in Berkeley, I had the pleasure of sitting on the “Digits, Data, and Dilemmas” panel with some very distinguished folks from the Digital Humanities world. My remarks, “The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists,” are below:

Unless you’re a librarian or scientist, you probably neither know nor care that last fall the National Science Foundation mandated that all grant applications must include a 2-page plan for the retention and sharing research data. This has caused a significant kerfuffle in the scientific research communities tasked with making and implementing these plans, and in the library community tasked with helping academic researchers follow through on what they promise the NSF. Continue reading “The Vanity of Systems: Data Management for Humanists”