Sep 17

How do humanities scholars make use of digitized materials

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I’m launching a study this fall to examine how humanities scholars work with digitized materials from digital collections in their scholarly research. I have a couple initial research questions that I think would be good points of discussion for a THATcamp session: What are the features and services that would optimize a digital collection for scholarly research? How do scholars use digital collections in their research workflows? Also of note: this study is initially being conducted as a sub-project of the Bamboo Technology Project (www.projectbamboo.org/), a multi-institutional research partnership that is developing an e-research environment for humanities scholars. This study will assist us we prepare to develop digital collections for research within the Bamboo e-research environment and I’d be happy to talk about what we’re doing with that too.

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