Ingredients of the DDP

Since digitally-enabled humanities scholarship requires at least three different types of collaborators with distinct yet overlapping responsibilities for digital projects—that is, information scientists, academic technologists, and subject-area researchers—there must also be three corresponding documentary products that form a meaningful record of the work completed in any digital project.

The three interconnected documentary products are:

  1. the Catalogue Record,
  2. the Persistent Identifier, and
  3. the Archiving Dossier Narrative.

Together, along with one of the 2-part interactive forms that facilitates the creation of these three products, the Archiving Wizard for Active or Inactive Projects, they make up the digital documentation process.

The digital documentation process aligns digital project cataloguing with previous practices for cataloguing books, journals, and other traditional scholarly products, and with current efforts in the community of computer-generated information management to make all data “FAIR” (that is, Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable).

Continue to the Catalogue Record page to see how digital projects become findable and citable through traditional outlets such as Google Scholar, WorldCat, or university library catalogues.