Since 2009, when I first had the idea for Visible Prices, Stacy Waters, then with the University of Washington’s Department of DX/ARTS (and now with the Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures), has given me excellent advice on specific issues that I needed to consider in regards to database architecture, and metadata. Since then, he has continued to meet with me on an ongoing basis as a project consultant. The project would not have come this far without his patience and generosity.
Visible Prices would not exist if Julie Meloni hadn’t organized the first THATCampPNW in 2009, and encouraged me to attend, prompting me to think whether there were any tools that I wished were in existence.
In June 2011, I attended the University of Victoria’s Digital Humanities Studies Institute, where I was a member of James G. Smith’s (MITH) Data Discovery course, in which I developed the most recent rough prototype of the database, with help, in particular, from Jenifer Bartle and Ali Grotkowski.
In July of 2013, I attended DHOXSS, where I was a student in John Pybus and Kevin Page’s Humanities Web of Data workshop, which was instrumental to my decision to build Visible Prices as a semantic web application. I am grateful to both of them, and to my classmates in that workshop.
In 2014, I was awarded an EADH Small Project Grant, which is supporting my current consultation with Jon Crump, who brings considerable expertise with DH programming (and linked open data specifically), and who is helping me get the data structure for VP solidified.
I am also grateful to Marshall Brown for encouraging me to pursue my interests in literary/economic criticism; and to Brian Reed and Charles LaPorte for their encouragement specifically in regards to Visible Prices.
Several other people have listened to me talk through issues pertaining to the development of the database, asked good questions, and offered excellent advice: they are Tim Heath, Yvonne Lam, Stephanie Mairs, Rachel Shaw, Amanda Watson, and Marta Werner.