In digital humanities librarianship work, we have many terms for project “endings,” from sunsetting and decommissioning, to reincarnating and archiving. All of these ask the same questions that the Endings Project aims to address: “How do and how should DH projects conclude?”
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Endings Project is a five-year initiative that will focus on “creating tools, principles, policies and recommendations for digital scholarship practitioners to create accessible, stable, long-lasting resources in the humanities.”
The project team has also organized a symposium to be held on Zoom in two-hour sessions on April 15, 19, 22 and 26, 2021. The event aims to bring together eight of the DH practitioners who were interviewed in depth about their experiences and insights into digital longevity.
This project will no doubt become an integral resource for holistic and sustainable approaches supporting DH initiatives, both new and old, from inception to burial.