Head of Research Development and Delivery
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Research Interests and PhD supervision
Paul Vetch is Head of Research Development & Delivery at DDH, with responsibility for developing opportunities for new research collaborations, and the line management of the Research and Development team.
Paul is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Digital Humanities and a King's Business Innovation Fellow. He is Co-Investigator, Project Manager, or Technical Research Director of a number of major projects with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, AHRC, JISC, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy, and UK Heritage Lottery Fund.
Paul is a qualified PRINCE2 2009 practitioner, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, and a reviewer for JISC.
Web content management and electronic publication: technology, standards, and strategy
Heritage collections management systems and their use
Effective use of the web in the MLA sector
Web interfaces and UI conventions, particularly within the digital humanities and cultural heritage (focussing on process, user engagement, and experimental design and development)
Paul's research work has to date been concerned with the specific interface design challenges and creative opportunities posed by complex, web-based projects in the digital humanities. In particular he has focussed on issues of usability and accessibility (both practically and strategically); user interaction; and rethinking the concept of the digital edition to provide more meaningful interaction with users, primarily through web-based annotation. Most recently his work has focussed on the potential for the integration of web based mapping technology with tools for high resolution image delivery.
Paul also maintains an active interest in the design and development of sustainable infrastructure for the Digital Humanities. His management responsibilities at DDH include strategic oversight of the department’s substantial server and storage infrastructure.
Paul welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of his research interests.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Vetch, P., with Clarke, C. and Lilley, K.: ‘Between text and image: digital renderings of a late medieval city’. In Nelson, B. and Terras, M., eds., Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture: Volume 2, The material book and manuscript (forthcoming, 2010: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies / ITER, Toronto)
Vetch, P.: ‘From Edition to Experience: Feeling the Way towards User Focussed Interfaces’. In Egan, ed. Electronic Publishing: Politics and Pragmatics (2010: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies / ITER, Toronto)
Bradley, J. and Vetch, P. "Supporting Annotation as a Scholarly Tool - Experiences from theOnline Chopin Variorum Edition". Literary and Linguistic Computing Vol. 22 No 2. (2007) pp 225-24
Expertise and Media Engagement
Paul contributes to the following modules:
7AAVMMET Methods and Techniques for the Digital Humanities
7AAVMTLS Tools and Resources
7AAVDM01 Digital Asset Management
7AAVDC01 Introduction to Digital Culture and Society
4AAV1003 Introduction to Digital Humanities