The LAIRAH project was funded by the AHRC ICT Strategy Scheme.
An additional output of the project is a very simple guide to the key features of a sucessful digital humanities project. This is intended to be a brief, easy to understand checklist of points to that those creating a digital resource may wish to consider, when planning their resource.
The LAIRAH survey investigated the use of online digital resources in the humanities to determine whether they are sustainable and, how, and why they are used. No systematic studies of the use of such resources has been undertaken, and LAIRAH aimed to provide comprehensive, quantitative, qualitative, and robust measures for evaluation of real-time use, utilising deep log analysis techniques on automatically recorded server data. This analysis provided the basis for follow-up qualitative work. The findings will aid the selection of projects for future funding, and provide evaluatory measures for new projects developing digital online resources for the humanities
We sought to determine:
The project team was comprised of Dr Claire Warwick (principal investigator) and Dr Melissa Terras and Paul Huntington, senior research fellow at CIBER (co-investigators). Nikoleta Pappa was the research fellow on the project and Isabel Galina, a DIS PhD student, also worked with the research group.
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