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Collaborative Academic Writing: Tools and Features

Schöch, Christof

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  "description": "<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>", 
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  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "University of W\u00fcrzburg", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Sch\u00f6ch, Christof"
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  "datePublished": "2014-03-19", 
  "keywords": [
    "collaborative writing", 
    "digital infrastructure", 
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  "identifier": "", 
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  "name": "Collaborative Academic Writing: Tools and Features"
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