Designing a Digital Humanities Strategy Using Data-Driven Assessment Methods

Designing a Digital Humanities Strategy Using Data-Driven Assessment Methods
In this post, Thea Lindquist, Holley Long, and Alexander Watkins (University of Colorado Boulder) detail the multi-modal work that the University Libraries’ Digital Humanities Task Force undertook to actively assess digital humanities interest and needs on their campus, and to recommend models for library engagement. Digital modes of teaching and research are steadily gaining ground in ...

Digital Libraries + Hybridity: An Interview with Clifford Wulfman

Digital Libraries + Hybridity: An Interview with Clifford Wulfman
Clifford Wulfman is the Coordinator of Library Digital Initiatives at the Firestone Library at Princeton University and consultant to Princeton’s new Center for Digital Humanities. He has been involved with the Perseus Digital Library, the Modernist Journals Project, and is currently Director of the Blue Mountain Project, an NEH-funded project to digitize European and North ...

Reaching Out to the Humanities for Open Access Week

Reaching Out to the Humanities for Open Access Week
  Today marks the start of Open Access Week, now in its 7th year. From October 20 through 26, individuals and institutions worldwide will hold events (workshops, symposia, lectures, and even upload-a-thons) centered on the issue of open access. Last year, dh+lib compiled a round-up of events that focused on the humanities, and we’d like ...

Registry of DH and Library Sites

Registry of DH and Library Sites
Do you offer digital humanities or digital scholarship support at your library/institution? Do you have a website? Add it to our list! dh+lib is seeking to compile a registry of websites of groups that offer DH and digital scholarship services. At the Digital Humanities Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual, many of you mentioned frequently ...

The Opportunistic Librarian

In this post summarizing his Digital Humanities 2014 conference paper, Demmy Verbeke (KU Leuven) argues for a scholar-practitioner model of librarianship, with academic libraries structured to incorporate their own research and development. Generally speaking, Digital Humanities practitioners agree that what they do is in essence a collaborative activity, which connects people in different positions – such ...

Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida

Intertwingularity with Digital Humanities at the University of Florida
Laurie N. Taylor (Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Blake Landor (Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian) profile recent DH developments at the University of Florida. These interconnected developments, including the formation of a dedicated library group, the development of a training course for librarians, and the launch of the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, draw on related and ...

dh+lib Guide to ALA Annual 2014

To aid in navigating the behemoth that is the ALA Annual Conference (1797 sessions!), we’ve compiled a list of sessions that intersect in some way with the digital humanities. Thanks to all who responded to our call for suggestions, including Kristen Mapes, Abby Scheel, and Lisa McFall. Have a session you’d like us to add? ...

TaDiRAH: Building Capacity for Integrated Access

TaDiRAH: Building Capacity for Integrated Access
In this post, Quinn Dombrowski (UC Berkeley) and Jody Perkins (Miami University in Ohio) introduce the digital humanities taxonomy project known as TaDiRAH, reviewing the motivating factors behind its inception and outlining future goals of the project. Both are members of the TaDiRAH Coordinating Committee. TaDiRAH, the Taxonomy of Digital Research Activities in the Humanities, ...

Defining Digital Social Sciences

Defining Digital Social Sciences
In this post, Lisa Spiro (Rice University) provides an overview of the different facets of digital social sciences, observing points of connection with digital humanities. As a member of a research team investigating the skills and competencies important to digital scholarship, I’ve become interested in what “digital scholarship” means in different disciplines, particularly the social sciences and ...

TAPAS: Publishing and Archiving TEI

TAPAS: Publishing and Archiving TEI
In this post, Julia Flanders and Scott Hamlin introduce the Text Encoding Initiative Archiving, Publishing, and Access Service project (TAPAS), which will launch in spring 2014, and invite the community to beta test the service.   For over 20 years, scholars of all kinds have been encoding transcriptions of scholarly and archival documents using the Text ...

What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries

In this post, Dot Porter (University of Pennsylvania) critiques a recently-published OCLC report (“Does Every Research Library Need a Digital Humanities Center?”), drawing attention to the range of backgrounds and stations occupied by those who practice DH, inside or outside of the library. Reading through the OCLC report authored by Jennifer Schaffner and Ricky Erway, Does ...