This essay explores the ways in which new developments in digital research infrastructure change our expectations of archival research and offer opportunities for a newly energized feminist approach to the archive. A specific platform, the Humanities Networked Infrastructure, is explored as an example of how digital technologies enable the coproduction of the archive and at the same time extend the possibilities for serendipitous discovery.
As Luck Would Have It: Serendipity and Solace in Digital Research Infrastructure
Deb Verhoeven is chair and professor of media and communication at Deakin University. She is the project director of Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), a three-year project funded by NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources), and is an inaugural executive member of the Australasian Association of the Digital Humanities (aaDH). She also served as inaugural deputy chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (2008–11) and as CEO of the Australian Film Institute (2000–02).
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Deb Verhoeven; As Luck Would Have It: Serendipity and Solace in Digital Research Infrastructure. Feminist Media Histories 1 January 2016; 2 (1): 7–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fmh.2016.2.1.7
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