Final Project – Edit Swap

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 When I was initially thinking about my final project, I wanted to do something outside of the traditional paper or data project format. I wasn’t completely satisfied with my Finnegans Wake data experimentation project, but I can always go back to that another time. I was very curious about the grant write-up option because it may be something I have to do in the future. If this project ends up being selected as one of the candidates to be created, I hope that it can eventually expand and create not just a space for editing, but a space for cross-discipline academic discussion as well.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 As a refresher, the proposal is for a system called Edit Swap that looks to take a web-based approach to academic editing. I initially gave a presentation in-class on a diagram that showed how the system operated. The platform draws upon Social Paper and the Public Philosophy Journal to create a standalone system not limited to a particular discipline or the Commons system. The system will operate based on a shared economy rather than a gift economy as well to ensure the sustainability of the platform. Also in regards to sustainability, many steps will be taken to remove any liability from the project in terms of user interactions. Users will act as both requestors and editors on the site and credits will be based on the number of pages that are being edited. Similar to Social Paper, the platform will use CommentPress for edits, and it will be built in WordPress.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The project is going to definitely require a WordPress developer and a graphic designer to build the site. The project manager and social media outreach roles are still existent but auxiliary. An entire backend has to be developed from scratch through MySQL, PHP, and even jQuery to modify plugins. A front-end also has to be developed with unique branding and aesthetics to make the platform easy to navigate and use. After it’s built, the platform needs to be promoted through both social media and other releases.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 One of the more important things learned from the proposal was the creation of a Data Management Plan (DMP). DMPs are required for digital projects to allow the grant issuer to know that the project isn’t going to be lost overnight in a catastrophic failure, and that there’s data security involved as well. The DMP is provided to let the issuer know that the data involved in the project is on secure servers, that efficient backups are made, and that there is a threshold of recovery in extreme cases. The plan is also important for data security as well, considering that there will be submissions to the platform that have to exist within a single user to user relationship.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted December 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Hi Gregory, you may know about this but just throwing in a link to Lang-8, a “language-exchange social network” as they define themselves: http://lang-8.com/

  2. Posted December 11, 2017 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    wow very nice post, this is very nice and helpful post, thanks for sharing.

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