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HD-50308-08Digital Humanities: Digital Humanities Start-Up GrantsUniversity of Massachusetts, BostonOnline Social Networking for the Humanities: the Massachusetts Studies Network Prototype5/1/2008 - 6/30/2009$24,748.00JoanneMarieRiley   University of Massachusetts, BostonBostonMA02125-3300USA2008U.S. Regional StudiesDigital Humanities Start-Up GrantsDigital Humanities247480247480

The development and evaluation of a social networking platform for the members of the statewide Massachusetts Studies Project.

The Massachusetts Studies Project (MSP) aims to create an online social network specifically for those who are involved in local studies in Massachusetts. This first, Level I phase of the project will allow us to assess a promising open source development platform called "Ning," which offers powerful new tools for building customized social networks. Building a test network on Ning, and planning and prototyping the code to add functionality tailored to humanities practitioners, will position us to take the next steps in building a full-fledged, model social network to meet the collaborative needs of educators, scholars, librarians, and local studies practitioners.