Sustainability and modelling at King’s Digital Lab: between tradition and innovation

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This chapter focuses on the development of technical approaches that
support projects that John Bradley worked on during his career, but
it is worth reflecting on another important legacy before we start: the
development of career paths for King’s Digital Lab (KDL) staff members,
which are derived in large part from the work of previous generations of
experts, like John, who helped define the career of Research Software
Engineer (RSE). As generational change occurs and in line with reorientations across the digital humanities community (see Boyles et al. 2018),
it has become increasingly clear that the surest way to sustainability is
to ensure continuity of technical expertise, domain knowledge and tacit
understanding. In the final analysis, John’s enduring legacy, like those of
so many of his colleagues, will be human as much as technical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Making in the Digital Humanities
Subtitle of host publicationThe scholarship of digital humanities development in honour of John Bradley
EditorsJulianne Nyhan, Geoffrey Rockwell, Stéfan Sinclair, Alexandra Ortolja-Baird
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherUniversity College London Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781800084209, 9781800084230
ISBN (Print)9781800084223, 9781800084216
Publication statusPublished - 14 Mar 2023


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