Discussion Points

What are the benefits for academics of collaborating with an institution outside of academia?
What are the potential draw-backs?
More importantly, how can young researchers begin to work with cultural institutions or community groups?
For a discussion of the pros and cons of collaborating with community groups and cultural institutions, follow the links to the Open University webpages in the links and resources section: http://blogs.kent.ac.uk/knowledge-machines/wiki/collaborative-humanities/links-and-resources-2/

One might argue that a “liaison coordinator”, someone who can translate between all the stakeholders, is a vital part of any digital humanities team. What does such a role entail? What sort of skillsets are needed? How does one train to become one?