Digital Humanities projects are proliferating in academia and cultural institutions. Librarians will find the article highlighted below valuable in its discussion of roles for librarians and archivists in digital humanities projects.
This post that appeared originally in dh+lib Review (Note: Roxanne Shirazi, of CUNY, is an editor):
Alex H. Poole and Deborah Garwood (both Drexel University) have submitted a pre-print of their article, “‘Natural Allies’: Librarians, Archivists, and Big Data in International Digital Humanities Project Work,” to ResearchGate.
From the paper introduction:
This paper first reviews the literature, concentrating on the relationships among digital humanities (DH), Library and Information and Science (LIS), and libraries and librarians.
Second, it explains and justifies the study’s qualitative approach. Third, it reports the findings of the study and discusses their ramifications, focusing on librarians’ and archivists’ official and unofficial involvement in projects and on their specific roles and responsibilities. Additionally, it probes three issues that speak directly to bolstering librarians’ and archivists’ participation in projects such as DID3: digital curation, LIS education and professional preparation, and outreach opportunities for librarians and archivists. Fifth, conclusions and six recommendations for future research are advanced.
The paper is scheduled to appear in a forthcoming issue of The Journal of Documentation. The pre-print can be downloaded without logging into ResearchGate.
This post was produced through a cooperation between Tierney Gleason, Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Megan Martinsen, and Leah Richardson (Editors-at-large for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb (Editor for the week), and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, Sarah Melton, Roxanne Shirazi, and Patrick Williams (dh+lib Review Editors).