UCARE: Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experiences


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Duke, Sara. Digital Archives: Electronic Publishing in the 21st Century. Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience. 2016.


Copyright (c) 2016 Sara Duke


The purpose of this study was to identify the evolution of digital preservation, scholarly publication, and communication by partaking in daily tasks at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Walt Whitman Archive (www.whitmanarchive.org), a prominent digital humanities project. The study allowed for the examination of general digital literary archives, specifically the impact of digital archives on literary research, how digital literary archives are influenced by existing data preservation and access models, and how publication and preservation relate to one another. This presentation in particular addressed the process by which documents are uploaded to a digital archive, including the editing of the photographs and the transcription and encoding of the document text.