Welcome to my blog for “The Harold Pinter Bibliography (Searchable Digital Database) project.” I initiated it today after receiving an invitation to participate in the Day of DH 2016 Sites on April 8, 2016. (I registered today in anticipation of that day.)
Information about this project is accessible via my profiles on two platforms:
- @DHCommons: The Harold Pinter Bibliography (Searchable Digital Database) project (Susan Hollis Merritt)
- @MLACommons (Susan Hollis Merritt) (with cross-links to the above project description)
On DHCommons, I explain the following:
[NB: This is the original description, posted in 2012 and still accessible on 8 April 2016; since then I have edited it and provided a link to this Day of DH 2016 site.]
I am exploring the feasibility of developing a searchable digital database for my “Harold Pinter Bibliography,” published in print in The Pinter Review by The University of Tampa Press (1987-2011). I am in the process of exploring feasible options for digital data conversion, institutional support, hosting, and external funding. I expect to be seeking collaborators for future development of this project. Information about the “Harold Pinter Bibliography” is accessible on my website (susanhollismerritt.org), which is hyperlinked in the Libraries and Academia subsection of Links at Harold Pinter’s official website (haroldpinter.org). (NB: Some URLs and other information throughout haroldpinter.org need to be updated. My own website went offline due to changes in its web hosting service. I hope to create a new website on another web hosting server. In the meantime, a [archived] version of my website (updated July 2013) is accessible via the Internet Archive: The Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20131204075251/http://www.susanhollismerritt.org/. It is linked to my name below.) At the 2013 Annual MLA Convention, in Boston, I participated in the pre-Convention DH Commons Workshop, including the sessions on Seeking Digital Humanities Funding, led by Jason Rhody (Senior Program Officer, Office of Digital Humanities, NEH) and John Unsworth (Vice Provost for Library & Technology Services and Chief Information Officer, Brandeis University) and Project Management, led by Bethany Nowviskie (Director, Digital Research & Scholarship, University of Virginia Library; Associate Director, Scholarly Communication Institute, and President, Association for Computers & Humanities). Bethany has offered to serve as my DH Commons mentor. We are also members of MLA Commons (@ mla.org). Members of DH Commons and MLA Commons interested in collaborating with me on this project may contact me through either platform.
Members of the DH Day of 2016 community who may be interested in collaborating with me on this project (in the future) may contact me through this platform as well.
I am currently exploring some individual fellowship and grant opportunities to help fund creating the searchable digital database described, and I will be working toward meeting such deadlines. The first deadline is towards the end of April 2016, so working on that application is what I expect to be doing on April 8.