PROJECT: Beyond Citation 5

Eileen Clancy (City University of NY) discusses the ideas behind Beyond Citation, a project from students in the Digital Praxis Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center that seeks to understand how “databases shape the questions that can be asked and the arguments that can be made by scholars through search interfaces, algorithms, and the items that are contained in or absent from their collections.” Shortcomings of databases include OCR errors and difficulty locating the provenance information necessary to properly contextualize search results.

The Beyond Citation project plans to launch an early version of its website in May 2014 that aggregates “bibliographic information about major humanities databases so that scholars can understand the significance of the material they have gleaned.”

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5 thoughts on “PROJECT: Beyond Citation

  1. Avatar sarah potvin (@sp_meta) Apr 1,2014 3:32 pm

    Really curious to see the work that comes out of @beyondcitation h/t @DHandLib http://t.co/VPooAen4H6

  2. Avatar Kristen Mapes (@kmapesy) Apr 1,2014 3:32 pm

    me too! RT @sp_meta: Really curious to see the work that comes out of @beyondcitation h/t @DHandLib http://t.co/QxrKac1Zt2

  3. Avatar @beyondcitation Apr 1,2014 5:41 pm

    Thanks to @DHandLib for the write-up of Beyond Citation! http://t.co/RC1W0haNST

  4. Avatar Zach Coble (@coblezc) Apr 1,2014 5:48 pm

    Very intrigued by this. RT @DHandLib: PROJECT: Beyond Citation, from @beyondcitation http://t.co/F3c7rZvOCm

  5. Avatar @pmhswe Apr 1,2014 5:59 pm

    Me, too: RT @coblezc: Very intrigued by this. RT @DHandLib: PROJECT: Beyond Citation, from @beyondcitation http://t.co/NHAqbHdy9t

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