Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships brings forward ideas and reflections that stay fresh beyond the changing technological landscape. The book encapsulates a cultural shift for libraries and librarians and presents a collection of authors who reflect on the collaborations they have formed around digital humanities work. Authors examine a range of issues, including labor equity, digital infrastructure, digital pedagogy, and community partnerships. Readers will find kinship in the complexities of the partnerships described in this book, and become more equipped to conceptualize their own paths and partnerships.
- Provides insight into the collaborative relationships among academic librarians and faculty in the humanities
- Documents the current environment, while prompting new questions, research paths and teaching methods
- Examines the challenges and opportunities for the digital humanities in higher education
- Presents examples of collaborations from a variety of international perspectives and educational institutions
Introduction: A View on Libraries and Librarians in Digital Humanities by Robin Kear and Kate Joranson
Labor and Roles 1. Transforming the Landscape of Labor at Universities through Digital Humanities 2. Our Marathon: The Role of Graduate Student and Library Labor in Making the Boston Bombing Digital Archive 3. Digital Humanities as Public Humanities: Transformative Collaboration in Graduate Education 4. Exploring the Moving Image: The Role of Audiovisual Archives as Partners for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage Institutions
Networks and Infrastructure 5. Old Texts and New Media: Jewish Books on the Move and a Case for Collaboration 6. Engaging the Knowledge Commons: Setting Up Virtual Participatory Spaces for Academic Collaboration and Community 7. The Role of Responsive Library Makerspaces in Supporting Informal Learning in the Digital Humanities 8. Digital Humanities and Image Metadata: Improving Access through Shared Practices 9. Stitching Together Technology for the Digital Humanities with the International Image Interoperability Framework
Archives, Community, and History 10. Digital Humanities as Community Engagement: The Digital Watts Project 11. The Collaborative Project Management Model: Akkasah, an Arab Photography Project 12. Starting from the Archives: Digital Humanities Partnerships, Projects, and Pedagogies 13. Beans and Cornbread: The Pragmatic Crusade to Document Women's History through Cookbooks
Robin Kear is a faculty librarian at the University of Pittsburgh liaising with the English Department, the Film Studies Program, and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program. She has been in the library field for 17 years, written numerous articles and book chapters, presented nationally and globally, and keeps professionally active in national and international organizations. Most recently, she is serving as an IFLA International Leader and a member of the American Library Association's International Relations Committee. Current subjects of interest include digital humanities, digital scholarship, bibliometrics, international librarianship, advocacy, library as publisher, and scholarly communication.
Kate Joranson is the Head Librarian at the Frick Fine Arts Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She cultivates engagement with arts collections through curriculum development, research, exhibitions, and collection data projects. Kate has been a librarian for 10 years, and worked as an educator and museum professional prior to her work in libraries. In addition to her MLIS, she earned an MFA in painting and drawing. In her expanded practice as an artist and a librarian, she explores the intersection between discovery and creativity, through collaborative projects such as What Does it Mean to be Curious?, ebrowsing.org, as well as a series of studio projects at katejoranson.com.