As almost everyone by now is aware, the twenty-first century is the age of data—big, plentiful, and full of threat and promise.
Harriett Green is the english and digital humanities librarian and an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published and presented nationally and internationally on use and users of digital humanities resources, digital pedagogy, and humanities data curation. Her research has been supported by grants awarded from the Institute for Museum and Library Services and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Welcome to Parameters, an online forum from the Council's Digital Culture program meant to address a complex, persistent question at the heart of social science research: how does (and, ultimately, should) the production and distribution of knowledge change under digital conditions?