What connects Open Source Software development, scholarly edition making, Linked Open Data, and Digital Sustainability? All of them rely our human capacity for managing fine detail as much as or more than they rely on technological infrastructure. Although Digital Humanities often tends to focus on the macroscopic, with text mining, visualization, and distant reading, it has important things to say about the small-scale too. And since in the end, most of what we do is built on a foundation of details, making digital scholarship more accessible, sustainable, inclusive, equitable, and diverse will require some attention to those details.
Hugh Cayless is a Senior DH Research Developer with the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing (DC3). He is a member and past Chair of the TEI Technical Council and is the Treasurer of the TEI Consortium. His current research interests include the development of tools and techniques for publishing digital critical editions, digital epigraphy and papyrology, and APIs for digital publication systems. Hugh holds a Ph.D. in Classics and a Master’s degree in Information Science, both from UNC Chapel Hill.