Will future generations find it inexplicable that we scholars in the early days of digital technologies build systems that run on computers, then use the same computers to compose prose that discusses but does not interoperate with the systems we have built?
I am deeply interested in how to rethink the challenges of writing with and about digital scholarship. Nevertheless I occasionally add to the pool of conventional-format publications that I expect future scholars will find so puzzling. A few recent publications:
- with Christopher Blackwell, “The Homer Multitext and RDF-Based Integration,” Papers of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University) volume 7 (edited by Sebastian Heath) online http://dlib.nyu.edu/awdl/isaw/isaw-papers/7/blackwell-smith/.
- with Christopher Blackwell, “Four URLs, Limitless Apps: Separation of Concerns in the Homer Multitext Architecture,” in Donum natalicium digitaliter confectum Gregorio Nagy septuagenario a discipulis collegis familiaribus oblatum (Bers, Victor, David Elmer, Douglas Frame, and Leonard Muellner, edds., online at http://chs.harvard.edu/wa/pageR?tn=ArticleWrapper&bdc=12&mn=4846.
- “Les-humanités-dont-on-ne-doit-pas-prononcer-le-nom,” in Read/Write Book 2: Une introduction aux humanités numériques ed. Pierre Mounier (Open Edition Press 2012) 87-88, online at http://press.openedition.org/248.
- “Digital infrastructure and the Homer Multitext,” in Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity (Gabriel Bodard and Simon Mahony, editors) (Ashgate Press: 2010) 121-137.
- with Gabriel A. Weaver, “Applying Domain Knowledge from Structured Citation Formats to Text and Data Mining: Examples Using the CITE Architecture” 129-139 in Text Mining Services: Building and Applying Text Mining Based Service Infrastructures in Research and Industry (ed. Gerhard Heyer) (= Leipziger Beiträge zur Informatik, Band XIV; Leipzig: 2009). (Reprinted in Dartmouth College Computer Science Technical Report series, TR2009-649, June 2009, where it is available online from http://www.cs.dartmouth.edu/reports/abstracts/TR2009-649/).
- “Citation in Classical Studies,” Digital Humanities Quarterly 3.1 (Winter 2009), online at http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/1/000028.html.