19.667 a virtual piazza for scholarship?

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:53:55 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 19, No. 667.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2006 08:48:48 +0000
         From: Daniel O'Donnell <daniel.odonnell_at_uleth.ca>
         Subject: Virtual Piazzas (Piazzi?)

***Also posted to dm-l_at_uleth.ca***

At Kalamazoo last year, I heard a discussion of a project that was
planning to use an virtual commons--i.e. a place where users could
contribute to the development of the project through shared annotation,
textual development, and the like (I think they actually described it as
a piazza. As I understood the idea, and in discussion at the Digital
Medievalist business meeting a couple of people mentioned similar
proposal, the idea was to build what we might now think of as adding
wiki-like capabilities to a larger, unified, scholarly project.

Does anybody know of any scholarly projects that have actually
implemented such virtual piazza-type interaction? I'm interested in
projects that allows arbitrary users to contribute to the content,
either with or without refereeing.


Daniel Paul O'Donnell
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Director, Digital Medievalist Project
Department of English
University of Lethbridge
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