The success and sustainability of the DDHI will come from the development of a community of practice. We are committed to fostering a community of users of the DDHI’s tools and methods that include oral historians, archivists, researchers, students, community groups, and more.
To achieve our goal of creating a community of practice, we are currently developing a project site that will host our tools, training materials, and a forum for community engagement. In its first iteration, the project site will be a place for future users to learn more about the DDHI and begin to connect with the project. By 2021, the project site will allow those interested to encode oral history transcripts and access our DDHI data visualization toolkit. We hope this will be a space where oral historians, digital humanists, and other stake holders can coalesce to meet the needs of a growing community of DDHI users. To received updates about the DDHI and its project milestones, please sign up for our email newsletter (coming soon!) or follow us on Twitter.