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Conjunctions of Scholarly Communications, Digital Humanities, and Academic Libraries


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Slides from Dr. Patrick Newell's talk given as part of the Chico State Digital Humanities panel discussion. Nov 2016

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Conjunctions of Scholarly Communications, Digital Humanities, and Academic Libraries

  1. 1. conjunctions of scholarly communications, digital humanities, and academic libraries Encyclopedias, ontologies, computers, and where we are now Patrick Newell November 10, 2016
  2. 2. I’m Always Surprised when someone who discovers I’m a librarian asks what will happen to the library now that the book is dead. This happens more than you might think, and it represents a misunderstanding of what a library is and what a book is
  3. 3. Who Here Has Heard (Or Used) ANY of These Words? • Metadata • Curation • Backup • Structured Ontology • Controlled Vocabulary • Digital Preservation • Geolocation
  4. 4. Because ….libraries are information retrieval and provision platforms that organize a lot of information to make books/articles/content available…
  5. 5. Title Oral history and digital humanities : voice, access, and engagement / edited by Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson. Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Edition First edition. Description xv, 205 pages ; 25 cm. Series Palgrave studies in oral history Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents Part I. Orality/aurality -- "Oral history in the age of digital possibilities" / by William Schneider -- "Why do we call it oral history? Refocusing on orality/aurality in the digital age" / by Sherna Berger Gluck – [And much more, ABRIDGED TO FIT] Subject Oral history. Oral history -- Methodology. Digital media. Added Author Boyd, Douglas A., 1970- editor. Larson, Mary, 1964- editor. ISBN 9781137322005, 1137322004, 9781137322012, 1137322012
  6. 6. Title: What's Next for Digital Humanities? Authors: Mone, Gregory Source: Communications of the ACM. Jun2016, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p20-21. 2p. Document Type: Article Subject Terms: DIGITAL humanities HUMANITIES -- Software THREE-dimensional imaging EMANCIPATION of slaves – History Geographic Terms: VENICE (Italy) People: KISSINGER, Henry, 1923- KAUFMAN, Micki NESBIT, Scott Abstract: The article discusses the use of computer software in digital humanities. Digital humanities projects by doctoral candidate Micki Kaufman to analyze the telephone conversations and meeting minutes of foreign policy advisor Henry Kissinger, a three- dimensional map of Venice, Italy, and an analysis of the U.S. post-emancipation period by historian Scott Nesbit are described. ISSN: 0001-0782 DOI: 10.1145/2911973
  7. 7. Authors/Creators Select material Process / Arrange Make available Choose topic/collect research materials Write and Edit Publish (self or other)
  8. 8. Libraries / Archives Select material Process / Arrange Make available Choose books/journals/datasets/maps/videos/etc. Catalog materials Put on ‘shelves’ (physical or electronic)
  9. 9. Libraries / Archives && Digital Humanists Select material Process / Arrange Make available Digitize books/journals/datasets/ maps/videos/etc. Catalog / add Controlled Vocabularies (from Structured Ontologies) to describe and inter-relate (or geocoordinate, or….) Put on digital ‘shelves’ (using OAI-PMH, so Google and others can find it)
  10. 10. So….