Phase 5: Closing

The closing phase, the final phase of a digital humanities project, involves delivering the deliverables, finalizing paperwork, and evaluating both the project and team members.

It might be tempting to rush through this phase in favor of getting started on your next digital project.  However, taking the time to prepare closing documentation for funding agencies and reflect on what you learned will put you in a better position for your next venture.  If you have successfully handed over your deliverables and achieved project objectives, what better time to ask for the resources or funding to expand on your work?

Finally, sharing what did and did not work with others helps the burgeoning community of digital humanists.  Consider including some notes in your final press release or project summary.