Tag Archive: libraries

Sep 17

Special Collections Libraries and digital projects

–[Proposals and areas of interest from participants as indicated on the THATCamp registration form.]–

As a Rare Books and Manuscripts librarian, I am interested in exploring how the materials held by special collections libraries are being mobilized for and integrated into digital humanities projects. In particular, I am interested in investigating:

a) collaboration between different special collections institutions and subject specialists on digital humanities projects [and, particularly, how we might best fulfill researchers’ desire for pooled subject-oriented resources that span institutions]

b) the types of functionality that researchers in the humanities want from digitized books, manuscripts, and artifacts

c) the latest trends and tools in the digital humanities.

It his my hope that discussing these matters will help me generate better digital projects at my own library as well as forge productive partnerships with other THATCamp attendees.

Sep 17

Scholarly Repositories and the Humanities

–(Proposals and areas of interest from participants as indicated on the THATCamp registration form.)–

I’d like to explore the question of whether individual scholarly repositories have a place in humanities scholarship. Such repositories are becoming increasingly popular in the sciences and, to some extent, the social sciences through services such as Mendeley (www.mendeley.com), Papers (www.mekentosj.com/papers), and Colwiz (www.colwiz.com). Some possible sub-topics for discussion: Do humanities scholars use such services? Are there missing features that would make such services more attractive? How could such services fit into a library’s technology offerings?

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