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Your digital humanities are in
my library! No, your library is
in my digital humanities!
How libraries are enabling
and en...
What happens in libraries?
Why do digital humanities?
1. Provide wide access to cultural information
2. Enable manipulation of that data
3. Transform...
How libraries support DH
• Offer physical/neutral
space
• Digitization
• Offer virtual server space
• Librarians as projec...
DH Support: Digitization
DH Support: Metadata Creation
DH Support: Digital Preservation
• Early digital archive of
primary source
documents, started in
the 1990s
• Required majo...
Challenge #1 – Evolving Standards
https://xkcd.com/927/
Challenge #2 – Technological Improvements
Text Scans - University of
Virginia Libraries - 1998
The Initiative for Digital
...
Challenge #3 – Anticipating future use
of digitized materials
• Rights statements
• Inflexible vendor based repository sys...
How [48% of] libraries support DH
Survey of libraries
supporting digital
humanities in 2008 found
that only a few had a
de...
Case Study: Chronicling America
Case Study: Robots Reading Vogue
Co-Principal Investigators:
Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research, Yal...
Lovely? Pretty? Beautiful? Sexy?
Case Study: UCLA/GRI Collaboration
Students from Information Studies, Art History, Comparative
Literature, and Musicology
...
DH+Lib Emerging Trends
Emerging Trend: Libraries and Linked
Data
https://linkedjazz.org/
Pratt Institute School of
Library Information Science
Emerging Trend: Libraries and Linked
Data
http://www.civilwaronthewest
ernborder.org/
Kansas City Public Library
and many ...
Linked Data: Regional Library Work
Authority Control, or one
name to rule them all
● Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe),
1832-...
Emerging Trend: Digital Library Objects
designed for DH
http://docsouth.unc.edu/docsouthdata/
Emerging Trend: Multiple Access
Points
Emerging Trend: Multiple Access
Points
Open APIs Hack-a-thons Visualizations
Bulk data downloads Twitterbots
Emerging Trend: Data Management
and Curation
“The activity of managing digital materials for
research: digital curation, d...
Librarians as DH collaborators
• Subject knowledge
• Databases
• Metadata
• Data visualization
• Data organization and
pre...
References
• Dh+lib Community, http://acrl.ala.org/dh/
• Lisa Spiro, “Why Digital Humanities?”
https://digitalscholarship....
Thank you! Questions?
Rebekah Cummings, Research Data
Management Librarian
rebekah.cummings@utah.edu
@rebekahcummings
Anna...
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Your digital humanities are in my library! No, your library is in my digital humanities! How libraries are enabling and engaging in digital humanities projects

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Your digital humanities are in my library! No, your library is in my digital humanities! How libraries are enabling and engaging in digital humanities projects

  1. 1. Your digital humanities are in my library! No, your library is in my digital humanities! How libraries are enabling and engaging in digital humanities projects Rebekah Cummings, Research Data Management Librarian, University of Utah Anna Neatrour, Metadata Librarian, University of Utah Utah Digital Humanities Symposium, Utah Valley University February 26, 2016
  2. 2. What happens in libraries?
  3. 3. Why do digital humanities? 1. Provide wide access to cultural information 2. Enable manipulation of that data 3. Transform scholarly communication 4. Enhance teaching and learning 5. Make a public impact. -Lisa Spiro, “Why the Digital Humanities?” https://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2011/ 10/07/why-digital-humanities/
  4. 4. How libraries support DH • Offer physical/neutral space • Digitization • Offer virtual server space • Librarians as project managers • Find data/ acquiring data and tools • Metadata creation/ manipulation • Librarians as collaborators • Digital preservation • Data management
  5. 5. DH Support: Digitization
  6. 6. DH Support: Metadata Creation
  7. 7. DH Support: Digital Preservation • Early digital archive of primary source documents, started in the 1990s • Required major preservation and reformatting in 2009, helped with substantial grant funding http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/
  8. 8. Challenge #1 – Evolving Standards https://xkcd.com/927/
  9. 9. Challenge #2 – Technological Improvements Text Scans - University of Virginia Libraries - 1998 The Initiative for Digital Humaities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M http://emop.tamu.edu/
  10. 10. Challenge #3 – Anticipating future use of digitized materials • Rights statements • Inflexible vendor based repository systems • Deeds of gift that cover future use • Structuring metadata to enable GIS/spatial mappings • Robust metadata
  11. 11. How [48% of] libraries support DH Survey of libraries supporting digital humanities in 2008 found that only a few had a dedicated center for DH, with almost half the respondents reporting that DH services were provided on an ad hoc basis, http://www.arl.org/storage/ documents/publications/spe c-326-web.pdf By Staecker - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.ph p?curid=2424631
  12. 12. Case Study: Chronicling America
  13. 13. Case Study: Robots Reading Vogue Co-Principal Investigators: Peter Leonard, Librarian for Digital Humanities Research, Yale University Library Lindsay King, Public Services Librarian, Yale University Library
  14. 14. Lovely? Pretty? Beautiful? Sexy?
  15. 15. Case Study: UCLA/GRI Collaboration Students from Information Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, and Musicology + Museum and library professionals from the Getty Research Institute
  16. 16. DH+Lib Emerging Trends
  17. 17. Emerging Trend: Libraries and Linked Data https://linkedjazz.org/ Pratt Institute School of Library Information Science
  18. 18. Emerging Trend: Libraries and Linked Data http://www.civilwaronthewest ernborder.org/ Kansas City Public Library and many partners
  19. 19. Linked Data: Regional Library Work Authority Control, or one name to rule them all ● Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909 ● C. R. Savage (Charles Roscoe Savage and George Ottinger), Pioneer Art Gallery, East Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah ● Charles R. Savage ● C. R. (Charles Roscoe) Savage, photographer ● Savage, C. R. C.R. Savage Bust Portrait, BYU Special Collections, http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref /collection/Savage/id/925
  20. 20. Emerging Trend: Digital Library Objects designed for DH http://docsouth.unc.edu/docsouthdata/
  21. 21. Emerging Trend: Multiple Access Points
  22. 22. Emerging Trend: Multiple Access Points Open APIs Hack-a-thons Visualizations Bulk data downloads Twitterbots
  23. 23. Emerging Trend: Data Management and Curation “The activity of managing digital materials for research: digital curation, digital stewardship, data curation, digital archiving.” – Trevor Munoz, University of Maryland
  24. 24. Librarians as DH collaborators • Subject knowledge • Databases • Metadata • Data visualization • Data organization and preservation • Identify and acquire datasets • Physical space Libraries + Digital Humanities = Two great things that go great together!
  25. 25. References • Dh+lib Community, http://acrl.ala.org/dh/ • Lisa Spiro, “Why Digital Humanities?” https://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/why-digital- humanities/ • Trevor Munoz, Digital Humanities in Libraries isn’t a Service, http://trevormunoz.com/notebook/2012/08/19/doing-dh-in-the- library.html • Miriam Posner, “No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library,” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013)
  26. 26. Thank you! Questions? Rebekah Cummings, Research Data Management Librarian rebekah.cummings@utah.edu @rebekahcummings Anna Neatrour, Metadata Librarian anna.neatrour@utah.edu @annaneat

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