Digital Humanities in the Research Commons: Precedents & Prospects

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Editor’s note dh+lib is pleased to feature a mini-series of three posts from Donald Beagle, currently the Director of Library Services at Belmont Abbey College. In his seminal 1999 article, “Conceptualizing an Information Commons,” Beagle applied the Strategic Alignment management theory, developed for information technology, to Information Commons, a term which then referenced both integrated ...

The Charleston Multimedia Project: A DH Public Library Case Study

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In a three-part series for dh+lib on Digital Humanities in the Research Commons, Donald Beagle, Director of Library Services at Belmont Abbey College, reflects on influences to his 1999 writings on Strategic Alignment in the information commons, uncovering precedents to his theories, tracing subsequent development, and suggesting future prospects. In this first part, Beagle introduces ...

Towards a Learning Commons: The Influence of Hypertext Theorists of the 1980s-90s

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In part two of a three-part series exploring precedents to and prospects for the development of Research Commons to incubate DH, Donald Beagle considers the influence of hypertext theorists and the distinct paths created by those seeking to redefine or realign libraries in an age of rapidly-changing technologies. Precedent 2: Towards a Learning Commons: The ...

The Research Commons in 2014 and Beyond

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In the final post of a three-part series, Donald Beagle explores future prospects for the use of an enhanced variant of the Commons models to facilitate DH in libraries. The previous two posts recounted influences on Beagle’s application of Strategic Alignment to manage Information Commons in libraries and the subsequent development of change management approaches. ...