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Name: Kristine Moruzi


Tell us something about your level of study and the type of institutional appointment you hold. 
Choose any of the terms below that apply to you:
* undergrad
* grad
* part-time instructor
* pre-tenure faculty member
* tenured faculty member
* archivist-librarian
* independent scholar
* creative practitioner
* interested citizen

Role: Postdoctoral Fellow

Institution: University of Alberta

Field of Study/Creative Endeavor: Literature; Cultural Studies; History


Please write a paragraph about your persona as a researcher: your position, your discipline, your general research interests, 
and the extent to which you use computers in your research. 
You may wish to mention particular tools that you use with some regularity.

I am a Grant Notley Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. I am exploring depictions of Canadian girlhood in British and Canadian print culture between 1840 and 1940.


Please provide a short description of the larger project from which this story emerges.

From Colonial to Modern is a collaborative project funded in part by the Australian Research Council and the University of Alberta. Three researchers - Dr. Michelle Smith from the University of Melbourne, Dr. Clare Bradford from Deakin University, and Dr. Kristine Moruzi from the University of Alberta - are examining depictions of Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand girlhood between 1840 and 1940 in British and colonial print culture.


Because this project involves researchers at three different institutions and in two countries, its success depends on our ability to share data and work collaboratively. We want to be able to keep abreast of each other's research by maintaining detailed records about the research findings (which could include a variety of material from magazine articles, books, advertisements, songs, photographs, and diaries). These records will include bibliographic details and also production details (such as who published it and where, and how/if the item traveled through the colonies). When feasible, we would also like to be able to share scanned images of the item.

How broadly do the practices described in this story apply to others in same field, in related fields, etc?
* broadly applicable
* shared by some
* shared by few or none

Scope: The collaborative aspect of this project strengthens the potential research outcomes. The tools that we develop and implement through CWRC would be helpful for other collaborative projects, especially those that are not co-located.

Does your story describe current research activities that you think CWRC will enhance (present), 
or future research possibilities that you can only dream of now? (future)

Timeline: We have begun our research and are eager to establish a digital space where we can begin to share data and our ongoing analysis of the material. We haven't thought much about the possibilities of digitizing our material, in part because our funding doesn't allow for large-scale digitization. If the tools were available to quickly and easily OCR jpgs, for example, we would likely consider including such activities into our workplan.

Please provide some keywords that will allow us to group or cluster related stories--or aspects of stories. 
Use as many of the ones listed below as relevant or provide your own.
* Aggregate
* Annotate
* Consider
* Discover
* Interact
* Publish
* Archive/Preserve
* Share
* Visualize
* Map
* Historicize
* Edit
* Network
* Collaborate
* Integrated History of Women's Writing in Canada
* Orlando

Keywords: Collaborate; Share; Annotate; Archive; Visualize; Publish

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Are there tools that do some of the sorts of things you'd like to see in CWRC? 
If so, what are they?

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