Developing guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship
Recent years have brought useful initiatives in the development of digital research infrastructure and digital skills training in the humanities. However, researchers taking advantage of these opportunities and undertaking digital research also need to be supported in their career progression and professional recognition. Digital scholarship needs to be assessed alongside more traditional measures of research performance. But how?
In 2015, the American Historical Association developed a set of Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship by Historians. Other organisations including the Modern Language Association, the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and the American Academy of Religion have created similar gu