Digital Humanities: Evaluating
Project evaluation and assessment are important to enhance user experience, but are also crucial for promotion and tenure processes. To that end, the Documenting Your Digital Research section of this guide and the following resources on evaluation may be helpful.
- DH Evaluation: A Four-Part Series on User Testing Your DH Work - Amanda Visconti
- Closing the Evaluation Gap - This issue of the Journal of Digital Humanities provides guidance on evaluating digital scholarship and making the case for promotion and tenure.
- Evaluating Digital Scholarship - Todd Presner
- Scholarship, Liberated from Paper at Last - Randolph W. Hall
- Evaluating Digital Scholarship - NINES/NEH Summer Institutes 2011-2012.
- Issues in Digital Humanities, “FairCite” - Adam Crymble and Julia Flanders, Digital Humanities Quarterly. This article addresses an important issue: how to give credit for and cite digital humanities projects.
- Fair Cite - This initiative discusses and promotes fair citation in digital humanities work. Contributors are listed on the About page.
Digital Project Reviews
A growing number of professional publications are reviewing digital projects in addition to (or in place of) traditional scholarly outputs like monographs and journal articles. The list below is a sample; more publications may be added in the future.
- Reviews in Digital Humanities
- The Journal of American History - Digital History Reviews
- The Public Historian - Digital Project Review Guidelines
- American Quarterly - Digital Projects Review Guidelines
- Society for Classical Studies - Digital Project Reviews
Promotion & Tenure Guidelines
The UB Libraries' Scholarly Communications team offers resources for both faculty moving through the tenure and promotion process as well as administrators and department chairs.
Read more about Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Promotion & Tenure on the UB Digital Scholarship Studio & Network website.