I’m inputting identification codes and links to a spreadsheet. This is perhaps not the sexiest of tasks but very often the beginning of many DH projects. And staring down at the spreadsheet’s empty fields or struggling with descriptive ambiguities become the fodder for debates about what the project can and cannot aspire to.
In my case I’m trying to bring into alignment the protocols inherited from working on The Yellow Book (an English periodical from the 1890s published in thirteen volumes) and the Omeka site we established to document the lavish ornamentation of the The Evergreen (a Scottish periodical from the same period published in four volumes). On behalf of our team – wish us luck!