The James Merrill Digital Archive (JMDA) is comprised of digitized Ouija board session transcripts, poem drafts, and other materials toward Merrill’s epic narrative poem, “The Book of Ephraim,” part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Divine Comedies. The JMDA is the result of expertise and input of many collaborators across the Washington University campus. Shannon Davis and Joel Minor will speak on various aspects of the ongoing project, including successful cross-campus collaboration, employing student workers to perform high-level encoding and exhibit curation, and how Omeka was used to develop the digital archive.
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James Merrill, digital humanities
Davis, Shannon and Minor, Joel, "The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling the Collaborative Spirit(s)" (2015). University Libraries Presentations. 15.
Presented at the 2015 Digital Initiatives Symposium, San Diego, California, April 29, 2015, as part of the panel, "Collaboration and Digital Projects."