Are Libraries Ready for the Digital Humanities?

Goddard, Lisa (2011) Are Libraries Ready for the Digital Humanities? In: Atlantic Provinces Library Association , May 16th-19th, St. John's, NL. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Modern academic libraries are diligently buying electronic journals, evaluating electronic books, digitizing special collections, collecting electronic research output, and spawning any number of new metadata schemas to provide better access to online resources. As we migrate our collections onto the web the unique characteristics of digital information generate immense opportunity for innovation in service delivery, and for new kinds of partnerships with faculty. Digital Humanities, or Humanities Computing, is one area with potential to reinvigorate the relationship of the library and one of its core user groups. Digital Humanities is an area of interdisciplinary inquiry that attempts to find and communicate new meaning by applying computer processing to traditional humanities sources. Some of the technologies in the Digital Humanities toolbox include text mining, visualization, clustering, natural language processing, and image analysis. In order to provide data that is usable in this context libraries will have to grapple with new questions about scale, navigation, and exchange.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/105
Item ID: 105
Keywords: Digital Humanities, Libraries, Text Mining, Collections, Humanities Computing
Department(s): Memorial University Libraries
Date: 17 May 2011
Date Type: Submission

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