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Partners in Research : Outside the Library, Inside the Infrastructure

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Partners in Research : Outside the Library, Inside the Infrastructure

  1. 1. PARTNERS IN RESEARCH :Outside the Library, Inside the InfrastructureSally Chambers @schambers3Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities / DARIAH-EU Coordination OfficeSaskia Scheltjens @saschelGhent University, Faculty Library of Arts & PhilosophyGhent University (Belgium)May 30, 2013
  2. 2. A space in between….22013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  3. 3. UGent LedeganckLibrary of theBotanical Institute1883http://www.beeldbank.ugent.be/fotoalbums/universiteitsarchief19thcentury32013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  4. 4. UGent BlandijnLibrary MedievalHistory, 2008http://www.flickr.com/photos/faclibflw/393146283820thcentury42013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  5. 5. InQBate, UniversityLibrary of Sussexhttp://www.designinglibraries.org.uk21stcentury52013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  6. 6. Inside Out/Outside In Paradigm62013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://www.oclc.org/research/presentations/dempsey/liber.ppthttp://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/presentations/dempsey/edmonton.ppthttp://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/presentations/dempsey/insideout.pptx
  7. 7. Outside in1. User builds workflow aroundlibrary services2. Towards a centered networkpresence3. Locally assemble externallyacquired colls4. Discovery happens in thelibrary5. Expertise hidden6. Configure space aroundcollectionsInside out1. Library services built arounduser workflows2. Towards a decenterednetwork presence3. Engage with creation,management, use andsharing of all informationresources4. Discovery happens elsewhere5. Expertise visible6. Configure space aroundengagementhttp://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/presentations/dempsey/insideout.pptx
  8. 8. The inside out library ..the library as an actor in researchand learning environments of itsusershttp://www.oclc.org/content/dam/research/presentations/dempsey/insideout.pptx
  9. 9. What is digital scholarship?92013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens• ‘Allowing scientists to do faster, betteror different research’• ‘new forms of data- and information-intensive, distributed, collaborativescholarship’• ‘Intersection of scholarly behaviourand technology’Christine L. Borgman (2007)Scholarship in the digital age:information, infrastructures and the internethttp://mitpress.mit.edu/books/scholarship-digital-age
  10. 10. What is digital humanities?102013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/ddhKings College: ‘to study the possibilities of computingfor arts and humanities scholarship and, incollaboration with local, national and internationalresearch partners across the disciplines, to design andbuild applications which implement these possibilities,in particular those which produce online researchpublications’
  11. 11. What is digital humanities?112013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.ucl.ac.uk/dh-blog/2012/01/20/infographic-quantifying-digital-humanitiesUCL: ‘Digital Humanitiesresearch and teaching takesplace at the intersection ofdigital technologies andhumanities…’
  12. 12. What is digital humanities?122013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.gcdh.de/enGCDH: ‘Digital Humanities (DH) is an area ofresearch, teaching, and developmentconcerned with the intersection of computingand the various disciplines of the Humanities.’
  13. 13. NeDiMAH: Network for Digital Methods in the Arts andHumanities132013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & ScheltjensThemes:• Space and time• Visualisation• Linked data & ontologies• Digital Data• Large-scale text• Scholarly digital editionswww.nedimah.eu
  14. 14. What are Research Infrastructures?142013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.cceh.uni-koeln.de/events/CologneDialogue
  15. 15. What are Research Infrastructures?152013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.cceh.uni-koeln.de/events/CologneDialogue/Controversy5Anderson & Blanke: ‘the futurefor humanities infrastructure isbest framed around the idea ofa humanities specificecosystem’Van Zundert: ‘big institutionallybased digital infrastructures are adead end for informationtechnology development andapplication in the humanities.’
  16. 16. European Research Infrastructures162013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://ec.europa.eu/research/infrastructures/index_en.cfm?pg=esfri
  17. 17. Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities172013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.dariah.eu…a connected network of tools, information, peopleand methodologies for investigating, exploring andsupporting research across the digital arts andhumanities…DARIAH aims to enhance andsupport digitally-enabled researchand teaching across the humanitiesand arts……for researchers, by researchers…
  18. 18. Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities182013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.dariah.eu…a connected network of tools, information, peopleand methodologies for investigating, exploring andsupporting research across the digital arts andhumanities……for researchers, ? by researchers…DARIAH aims to enhance andsupport digitally-enabled researchand teaching across the humanitiesand arts…
  19. 19. THATCamp Ghent @ ELAG2013192013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/boekentoren/8868717578 http://ghent2013.thatcamp.orgPicturebyGeertRoels
  20. 20. What do humanities researchers want?202013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens1. Make it easy to use2. Make it easy to cite3. Put it in their workflow4. Provide clarity on objects andprocesses5. Build a community6. Provide research support7. Make the information easilyreusable8. Offer ways to visualisecollections9. Think about linked data10. Provide a critical mass of contenthttp://www.rin.ac.uk/humanities-case-studies
  21. 21. How can we support the needs of humanities researchers?212013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://www.sr.ithaka.org/sites/default/files/reports/supporting-the-changing-research-practices-of-historians.pdf
  22. 22. 222013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & ScheltjensDigital Humanities x LibrariesBen Showers:‘exploring theevolving role of thelibrary supportingresearchers’http://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012/02/23/does-the-library-have-a-role-to-play-in-the-digital-humanities/
  23. 23. 232013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & ScheltjensDigital Humanities x Librarieshttp://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012/02/23/does-the-library-have-a-role-to-play-in-the-digital-humanities/Ben Showers: potential roles forlibraries in the Digital Humanities:•Managing Data•As ‘Embedded Librarians’•Digitisation and Curation•Digital Preservation•Discovery and Dissemination
  24. 24. http://miriamposner.com/blog/?page_id=1033242013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  25. 25. http://miriamposner.com/blog/?p=1274Digital Humanities x LibrariesMiriam Posner:the complexity ofcollaborating with faculty• peculiar dynamics of thiskind of relationship• the project will suffer ifthe relationship isn’t trulyequitable252013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  26. 26. 262013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  27. 27. etc ...272013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  28. 28. ‘The success of the library is not when the librariansclap, but when the researchers do’Norbert Lossau282013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  29. 29. Low engagement from libraries292013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & ScheltjensNorbert Lossau:‘Research libraries’engagement with RIs(research infrastructureshas been low’. (p134)http://liber.library.uu.nl/index.php/lq/article/view/8028/8387
  30. 30. Increasing engagement from libraries302013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.libereurope.eu/committee/scholarly-research
  31. 31. Towards Europeana for Researchershttp://pro.europeana.eu/web/europeana-cloud
  32. 32. 32Europeana ‘research’ Cloud will be developingtools, services and undertaking dissemination thatestablish closer links with research communities
  33. 33. What are the 5 key barriers to using contentfor Humanities and Social Sciencesresearch that we should overcome?
  34. 34. Supporting digital scholarship342013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/16084/Karen Calhoun:‘advocating a fundamentalrethinking of the researchlibrary service framework….’Research libraries as ‘essentialcontributors to emergent, network-levelscholarly research infrastructures.’
  35. 35. 352013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenshttp://chrisalensula.org/digital-humanities-and-libraries-a-conceptual-model/
  36. 36. 362013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens
  37. 37. Are you ready for the challenge?372013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjenswww.njlibraries.org
  38. 38. 38Sally Chambers@schambers3Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities /DARIAH-EU Coordination Officesally.chambers@phil.uni-goettingen.dehttp://www.dariah.euSaskia Scheltjens@saschelGhent UniversityFaculty Library of Arts & Philosophysaskia.scheltjens@ugent.behttp://www.flw.ugent.be/bibliotheekContact details382013/05/30ELAG 2013Partners in Research – Chambers & Scheltjens

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