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Data-First Manifesto

In the spirit of the Agile Manifesto, we are seeking to develop more agile, collaborative, efficient, and transparent practices in digital scholarship. To those ends, we propose emphasizing:

  • Data Serializations over Databases

  • Application Programming Interfaces over Graphic User Interfaces

  • Curating Data over Summarizing Information

  • Citing Datasets over Referring to Results

In the words of the Agile Manifesto, "That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more."


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  • Clifford Anderson (Vanderbilt University)

  • Todd Hughes (Vanderbilt University)

  • Elisa Beshero-Bondar (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg)

  • Washington and Lee University Digital Humanities Group

  • Adam Steffanick (Vanderbilt University)

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