(1) Diverging Expectations
Does everyone working on the same project share the same goals? Is it practically or ethically necessary that they do? Where is the value in helping project participants become more aware of each other’s stated or unstated goals? What happens when expectations about the purpose of the project diverge? How can we anticipate the factors contributing to such divergence? What should be done when it occurs? How can projects continue even after goals diverge?
(2) Unequal Labor
Not everyone working on a collaborative project contributes equally to the overall work, but how well understood are these labor inequalities? Are there people working on the project whose efforts are insufficiently credited? What is the nature of the relationships between the participants? Are there true partnerships, or are some necessarily more service-oriented? Is their articulation detrimental to a project’s success?
(3) Invisible Work
With so much work happening behind the scenes, how do we know who is doing what? How do we make invisible work visible? Do these hidden efforts exacerbate differences between technology work and scholarly work? Who is benefiting from whom, and whose agenda is driving research and development efforts? How do these delineations make it more difficult to secure resources or funded support for a range of Digital Humanities work?