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Collaborative Academic Writing: Tools and Features

Schöch, Christof

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.8524", 
  "title": "Collaborative Academic Writing: Tools and Features", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This contribution reports on experiences made with collaborative writing in the DARIAH consortium (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities, DARIAH is a distributed research project involving 12 different European partners; tools supporting various collaborative writing and project coordination tasks have been used over a considerable period of time. Collaboration across geographical distance is essential for this and many other projects, but the existence of conflicting requirements of scholarly collaborative writing processes make a generic solution difficult. Among these requirements are real-time collaborative writing, flexible word-level commenting, footnote support, version control, access rights management, publishing options and open-source availability of the tool itself. Currently available technical solutions do not meet all of these requirements. Tools discussed include Etherpad, Mediawiki/Confluence, GoogleDrive, Dropbox and Wordpress. Finally, one promising solution will be discussed which is still in early stages of development, namely Penflip (, a GitHub front-end for text composition.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "given": "Christof", 
      "family": "Sch\u00f6ch"
  "id": "8524", 
  "event-place": "Perth, Autralia", 
  "type": "speech", 
  "event": "Digital Humanities Australasia 2014, session \"Tyranny of Distance\""
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