Evaluating Digital Scholarship in Art and Architectural History

Recently, the College Art Association and the Society for Architectural Historians released a very useful document. The Guidelines for the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in Art and Architectural History is intended to “provide an extensible structure for scholars, academic departments, review committees, and others to employ when assessing digital scholarship. Though flexible, these guidelines offer concrete assistance to our colleagues as they develop best practices in their own institutional guidelines and establish benchmarks of excellence and accomplishment in the realm of digital scholarship.”

The guidelines cover definitions and criteria for assessment, forms of publication and evaluation, and collaboration. It’s the perfect document on which to build as digital scholarship moves forward in both museum and academic settings.