DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: The In/Visible, In/Audible Labor of Digitizing the Public Domain
"In this article I call for more recognition of and scholarly engagement with public volunteer digital humanities projects, using the example of
: "Thousands of volunteers are using
to...produce free audiobook versions of texts in the US public domain. The work...is complex and slow, and not all of this labor is ultimately visible, valued, or rewarded."
As a longtime observer of
's emergent/adaptive workflow, I've often wondered how to replicate its success in other domains.
offers many clues in this study. Of course, the passion
tapped into is special! /ht
Jose Afonso Furtado
The In/Visible, In/Audible Labor of Digitizing the Public Domain, by Amelia Chesley