Making Research Notes Accessible Online
We will discuss progress on Working Notes, a successor to Editors Notes. Working Notes is a web-based tool for managing humanities research notes. Since our last presentation at the Friday Afternoon Seminar, we have made fundamental changes to the interface in hopes of allowing researchers to easily interconnect their notes. We will discuss our development of a domain-specific markup language, based on the CommonMark standard, which allows users to refer to Working Notes items within free text in a semantically significant manner. We will also report on our ideas for enabling users to author arbitrary structured data for entities in Working Notes. Feedback from the Seminar about the latter subject will be welcomed.
Ryan Shaw is an assistant professor and Patrick Golden is a Ph.D. student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prof. Shaw teaches information organization, web architecture, and digital humanities.