ALA Annual Meeting, San Francisco
Germanists Discussion Group and Romance Languages Discussion Group Joint Meeting
Sunday, June 28, 2015
1:00 – 2:30pm
- Heidi Madden
- Kristen Totleben
- Brian Vetruba
- Heidi Madden, Duke University
- Anna Shparberg, Rice University
- Zach Coble, NYU
- Brian Vetruba, Washington University in St. Louis
- Jim Niessen, Rutgers University
- Paula Carns, University of Illinois
- Judy Alspach, CRL
- Dick Hacken, Brigham Young University
- Kizer Walker, Cornell University
- Margaret Fast, Western Washington University
- Rebecca Stuhr, University of Pennsylvania
- Michael Scott, Georgetown University
- Mara Blake, University of Michigan
- Manuel Ostos, Penn State University
- Claude Potts, University of California, Berkeley
- Cindy Badilla-Melendez, University of St. Thomas
- Erika Banski, University of Alberta
- Molly Poremski, University of Buffalo
- Libby Chenault, University of North Carolina
- Mary Onorato, MLA
- Andrea Malone, University of Houston
- Jeff Staiger, University of Oregon
- Andrea Ferr, Casalini
- Rex Hatfield, Princeton University
- Michael Printy, Yale University
- Ann Snoeyenbos, Project MUSE
- Jon Marner, Texas A&M University
- Sarah Sussman, Stanford University
- Sam Dunlap, UCSD
- Katie Gibson, Miami University
- Agnes Widder, MSU
- Kristen Totleben, University of Rochester
- Sarah Wenzel, University of Chicago
- Kathleen Smith, Stanford University
I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Discussion: Digital Humanities Infrastructure, Initiatives, and Tools in France and Germany
- Sarah G. Wenzel, Bibliographer for Literatures of Europe & The Americas, University of Chicago, an overview of the DH landscape in France.
- Handout: http://wessweb.info/wessimages/9/98/French_Landscape_of_Digital_Scholarship_Wenzel.pdf
- Kathleen Smith, Curator, Germanic Collections and Medieval Studies, Stanford University, shared her experiences working at State and University Library in Göttingen in R&D and DH initiatives/infrastructure in Germany and with Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities DARIAH, TextGrid, Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure (CENDARI), and the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI).
- Presentation slides: http://wessweb.info/wessimages/f/f2/Smith_Kathleen_presentation.pdf
- Zach Coble, Digital Scholarship Specialist, New York University, provided an overview of Digital Research Tools (DiRT), general DH infrastructure and subject specialists as DH collaborators.
- Two presentations and a handout are attached with the permission of the presenters. Presentation slides: http://wessweb.info/wessimages/c/cd/Coble_Zach_presentation.pdf
III. Other Business
- Planning for 2015/16: Michael Printy agreed to serve as co-convener (with Brian Vetruba) of the Germanist Discussion Group for 2015/16.
- Kristen Totleben will convene the Romance Languages DG. The Romance Languages DG is actively looking for a co-convener for 2015/16, who could then take over as convener for 2016/17.
- The Germanist and Romance Languages DGs have decided to meet together for ALA 2015/16 because there is a topic of interest to both groups: how can we make a case for foreign language collections in an era of data driven collection analysis?
- We will start by understanding the trends that are shaping collection strategies for English language materials, and will together try to formulate foreign language specific arguments and strategies.
- The assessment librarian at Yale will present assessment around Yale collections as a case study; and the head of collection development at Duke has agreed to be a discussant at ALA Midwinter in Boston.
- Members are encouraged to share anecdotes, case studies, and readings with the conveners, Brian Vetruba, Michael Printy, Kristen Totleben, and Heidi Madden.