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    Columbia.lippincott.2012 Columbia.lippincott.2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information Columbia University February 21,2012
    • Coalition for NetworkedInformation (CNI) Joint program of ARL and EDUCAUSE Founded in 1990 to bridge library and IT communities in the Internet environment Focus on scholarship, teaching & learning Program areas:  Content  Individuals, Professions, Teaching & Learning  Technology www.cni.org
    • Why E-Research?E-Science E-Social Sciences
    • Why Digital Humanities?ACLS Report HATHI Trust
    • E-Research – New Questions Technologies enable:  Bringing together dispersed resources  Combining resources in new ways  Data-mining of very large collections of resources  Linking resources and geographical places  Visualizing information in new ways A personal story
    • Large data sets in sciences lead tonew discoveries
    • New information from many combineddatasets provides new insightshttp://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.f Trans-Atlantic Slave Tradeaces Database  Earlier datasets focused on slave trade in one city or of one ship  Patterns emerged when data was combined  Visual representations assisted in discerning patterns
    • Manuscripts from differentlocations http://romandelarose.org/#home
    • Manuscripts from differentlocations
    • Studies of bibliography andbiography
    • My story: Undergraduate scholarship –traditional style
    • Google Books
    • Europeana http://www.europeana.eu/portal/
    • Digging into the Enlightenment: Mappingthe Republic of Letters http://enlightenment.humanitiesnetwork.org/
    • New representations3-D Visualizations Rome Reborn – B. Frischer http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu Use of large data sets Institutionally affiliated and curated Geo-location and 3-D visualization Implications for research and teaching & learning
    • Digging into Data 2011 Awardee
    • New representationswww.vectorsjournal.org USC-based  New forms of scholarship  Authors supported by multi- media team
    • New representations Augmented reality JISC-funded project U. Manchester View context of images in university Special Collections
    • My inspiration: Undergrads create3-D fly-through of the City of Troy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0qOzjT2BSY
    • New collaborations Digital humanities is a collaborative enterprise  Humanists working with other humanists, including grad students  Humanists working with faculty from other disciplines, especially Computer Science  Humanists working with information professionals
    • New collaborations Funding agencies from several countries Collaborative projects Very large data sets New types of research questions New modes of scholarly communication http://www.diggingintodata.org
    • New collaborations Project Bamboo Multi-institutional Researchers, IT, and digital library professionals Infrastructure and tools
    • New collaborations Scholars creating community Sharing research products Providing peer review Promoting an open environment
    • New partnerships with thecommunityhttp://www.bl.uk/maps/ Help place maps  Citizen science model  Exposes non-experts to digital source materials  Engages them in the process of developing digital libraries
    • Digital Scholarship Centers Relatively new area of focus for libraries Specialized services and spaces for faculty and graduate students High-end hardware and software Staff expertise for consultation Emphasis on humanities and social sciences
    • Recently featured at CNI meetingsBrown U. & U. Nebraska UCLA
    • Recently featured at CNI meetingsU. Calgary Columbia U.
    • Visualization centers
    • GIS Centers
    • Involving students in data-intensiveworkNet Gen Students McMaster U. Library Oriented to visual projects Attracted to interactive information products Engaged in active learning Develop skills that can translate into job offers
    • Assignments to involve students –citizen science
    • My current work Intersection of interests  Graduate students  ETDs  Digital humanities  Learning spaces Understand current models of digital scholarship centers services Identify good practice Initial interviews – faculty and librarians
    • How do Digital Scholarship Centerssupport graduate work?Offer a range of services Ex.: U. Va. Scholars’ Lab Fellowships  Cohort of students  Daily interaction with staff Workshops, courses, certificate programs One-on-one consultation Online tutorials Create a community http://www2.lib.virginia.edu/scholarslab/
    • What skills do students need?A variety of views U. North Texas Ability to ask new types of questions and link to technologies Project management skills Understand how computer systems work Database structure A range of literacies [Digital preservation] [Intellectual property issues]
    • What are the challenges? Articulating and promoting the goals and services of centers Providing staff with appropriate skills Developing scalable projects and services Developing a sustainable funding model
    • What are the challenges? Acceptance of new forms of scholarship by academic departments and disciplinary societies
    • What are the challenges? Promoting information professionals’ skills to faculty Engaging in genuine collaboration (faculty, student, information professional)
    • Thank you!Contact:Joan Lippincottjoan@cni.orghttp://www.cni.org/about-cni/staff/joan-k-lippincott/Photos are my own Joan at the Duke U. “The Link”