These are a series of axioms I've come up with, based on some guiding principles I wrote down when beginning my virtual archive, Minor Works of John Lydgate. I believe that anyone who is working in digital humanities should have a similar set of guidelines -- if not expressly articulated, then floating around in the back of their head.

I'll be adding to this as time goes on, I work on more projects, and run into issues. This is meant to be an organic document rather than some sort of totalizing theory of digital humanities work; I may someday write something along those lines, but I doubt people want to hear it from me right now and to be frank I'm not sure many are interested in what I have to say in that regard. For that reason, these are mostly in place to help keep me honest.