AboutI am an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, where I teach and conduct research in the areas of digital humanities and digital libraries. My research focuses on the nature of the document. In particular, I am interested in:
Representations of complex documents in digital space: Using existing and emerging information technologies, metadata, interface design, and information architecture strategies and principles, how can complex documents be modeled and represented in digital space to facilitate a better understanding and analysis of document complexities and relationships?
Relationships between visual and textual information within and among complex documents: How do digital models and representations expose and facilitate the analysis of relationships between visual and textual information within and among complex documents?
Representations of intertextuality and bibliographic complexity in humanities texts: How do digital models and representations expose and facilitate the analysis of intertextuality and bibliographic complexity within and among complex documents?
My methodology in exploring these issues typically involves modeling and analysis of documents in digital environments, with particular attention paid to the material dimensions of the document’s digital and non-digital representations.
Research Projects include:
The Swinburne Project : A digital collection devoted to the life and work of Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne. The Project serves as a platform for research into electronic publishing of humanities data and the application of Semantic Web and metadata technologies to the discovery and analysis of literary texts and other humanities data.
The Chymistry of Isaac Newton : A digital edition of the alchemical writings of Isaac Newton, of which only a fraction has been previously edited and published.
Comic Book Markup Language (CBML) : A TEI/XML-based vocabulary for encoding comics, comic books, and graphic novels.
Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) :The Text-Image Linking Environment (TILE) is working to develop new web-based, modular, collaborative image markup tools for both manual and semi-automated linking between encoded text and related images, and image annotation.