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  1. 1. Joan K. Lippincott, Coalition for Networked Information Columbia University February 21,2012
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Why E-Research?E-Science E-Social Sciences
  4. 4. Why Digital Humanities?ACLS Report HATHI Trust
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Large data sets in sciences lead tonew discoveries
  7. 7. New information from many combineddatasets provides new insights 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
  8. 8. Manuscripts from differentlocations
  9. 9. Manuscripts from differentlocations
  10. 10. Studies of bibliography andbiography
  11. 11. My story: Undergraduate scholarship –traditional style
  12. 12. Google Books
  13. 13. Europeana
  14. 14. Digging into the Enlightenment: Mappingthe Republic of Letters
  15. 15. New representations3-D Visualizations Rome Reborn – B. Frischer Use of large data sets Institutionally affiliated and curated Geo-location and 3-D visualization Implications for research and teaching & learning
  16. 16. Digging into Data 2011 Awardee
  17. 17. New USC-based  New forms of scholarship  Authors supported by multi- media team
  18. 18. New representations Augmented reality JISC-funded project U. Manchester View context of images in university Special Collections
  19. 19. My inspiration: Undergrads create3-D fly-through of the City of Troy
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. New collaborations Funding agencies from several countries Collaborative projects Very large data sets New types of research questions New modes of scholarly communication
  22. 22. New collaborations Project Bamboo Multi-institutional Researchers, IT, and digital library professionals Infrastructure and tools
  23. 23. New collaborations Scholars creating community Sharing research products Providing peer review Promoting an open environment
  24. 24. New partnerships with thecommunity Help place maps  Citizen science model  Exposes non-experts to digital source materials  Engages them in the process of developing digital libraries
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. Recently featured at CNI meetingsBrown U. & U. Nebraska UCLA
  27. 27. Recently featured at CNI meetingsU. Calgary Columbia U.
  28. 28. Visualization centers
  29. 29. GIS Centers
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Assignments to involve students –citizen science
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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]
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. What are the challenges? Acceptance of new forms of scholarship by academic departments and disciplinary societies
  37. 37. What are the challenges? Promoting information professionals’ skills to faculty Engaging in genuine collaboration (faculty, student, information professional)
  38. 38. Thank you!Contact:Joan Lippincottjoan@cni.org are my own Joan at the Duke U. “The Link”