Criteria for Digital Scholarship Project Evaluation

While there’s no one way to do a digital scholarship project, there are several things to look out for when evaluating how effective they are. Quinn Warnick provides good introductions to digital project analysis¬†When evaluating a digital project, think about the following questions:

  • What is the link to the project?
  • Who created the project? Why did they create the project?
  • Who is the audience for the project?
  • What research question does the project appear to be asking? Is there a central thesis?
  • How easy is the project¬†to navigate and use? Is there an inviting home or front page?
  • Is the writing clear, succinct, and precise, or does it read like a traditional scholarly paper?
  • Is there an About page, or other information page? Is there any technical information about the creation of the project?
  • What kinds of digital assets are used? Is metadata available?
  • What kinds of digital tools are used for the project? Why were they chosen?
  • What can you learn from this that you couldn’t from a traditional research paper?