SPEC Kit 326: Digital Humanities · 131
Lynchings Draft Project Charter
*In accordance with grant requirements, the project initiator will provide a brief
description of the project to provide to the Mellon Foundation.
Project members will make every effort to attend meetings as arranged and to
keep in regular contact by email or other electronic means.
Project members will jointly establish and attempt to meet self-imposed
deadlines, in part through providing the project administrator with lists of
commitments, so that reminders will be sent out as a matter of routine.
In addition to PDFs or other formats for presentation, project members will keep
safe and distribute regularly all native files generated for the project: photoshop,
Illustrator, Flash, InDesign, and any other data files or source files. These files
will be unflattened and editable. Where copyright restrictions do not apply, fonts
should also be included in shared files.
Local projects should also make provisions for regular backup of all project files,
including versions of files in progress.
We will strive to maintain a tone of mutual respect whenever we write or meet,
and to forgive lapses if they occur.
We will attempt to keep communications transparent, for example, by copying
everyone involved in any given discussion and by directly addressing with each
other any questions or concerns that may arise.
We will participate in an assessment program and attempt to measure the
efficiency of our communication.
We will strive to be a group working toward different parts of a larger, coherent,
and important whole — one that promises to exceed the sum of its parts.