RESOURCE: Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research

The Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities (DARIAH-EU) just released a new open access book, “Digital Technology and the Practices of Humanities Research,” edited by Jennifer Edmond. From the announcement:

How does technology impact research practices in the humanities? How does digitisation shape scholarly identity? How do we negotiate trust in the digital realm? What is scholarship, what forms can it take, and how does it acquire authority?

This diverse set of essays demonstrate the importance of asking such questions, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of disciplines, at a time when data is increasingly being incorporated as an input and output in humanities sources and publications. Major themes addressed include the changing nature of scholarly publishing in a digital age, the different kinds of ‘gate-keepers’ for scholarship, and the difficulties of effectively assessing the impact of digital resources. The essays bring theoretical and practical perspectives into conversation, offering readers not only comprehensive examinations of past and present discourse on digital scholarship, but tightly-focused case studies.

Edmond’s book contributes to the growing literature examining the role of data and digital scholarship in the humanities within and beyond the broader scholarly ecosystem, and will be a great resource for those new and experienced in the field.

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Mark Szarko, Sapna Verma, Heather Rogers (Editors-at-large for the week), Pamella Lach (Editor for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Linsey Ford, and Ian Goodale (dh+lib Review Editors).

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