Data-First Manifesto

In this spirit of the Agile Manifesto, we are seeking to develop more agile, collaborative, efficient, and transparent practices in digital scholarship. To those ends, we propose emphasizing:

Data Serializations over Databases

Application Programming Interfaces over Graphic User Interfaces

Curating Data over Summarizing Information

Citing Datasets over Referring to Results

In the words of the Agile Manifesto,
"That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more."