In advocating for cyberinfrastructure, the ACLS called for digital technologies that go beyond presentation and visualization of extant materials, collections, or scholarship, which tends to reinforce the individual-centric model of DH.  Instead part of its call was for what we would call a research environment or experimental system, that encourages interaction and "feverish archives":  "A cyberinfrastructure for humanities and social sciences must encourage interactions between the expert and the amateur, the creative artist and the scholar, the teacher and the student. It is not just the collection of data—digital or otherwise—that matters: at least as important is the activity that goes on around it, contributes to it, and eventually integrates with it." (p. 11)


Our Cultural Commonwealth: ACLS report 2006

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