James Smithies

James Smithies is a Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. James completed a Ph.D. in History at Canterbury University in 2002, and has also worked as a technical writer, senior business analyst and project manager. His scholarly work focuses on New Zealand history, the history of literature, technology and ideas, and the digital humanities.


Evaluating Scholarly Digital Outputs: The Six Layers Approach

Developing standards to evaluate scholarly digital output is one of the most significant problems our generation of digital humanists can work on. The improvement of tools and methods, the elaboration of theoretical perspectives, and (above all else) the development of digital outputs, will always be of primary importance.

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