Oct 20 2011

How Can Libraries Support Digital Humanities?

During THATCamp, I hope to learn enough to start proposing ways the
library could support digital humanities scholarship on campus. The
eScience movement is gaining momentum here at Boston College because a team of librarians (I’m one of them) is participating in an ongoing learning process designed by ARL and DLF:
Concrete outcomes thus far have been drafts of workshops for faculty and library staff and a libguide about eScience. While I can’t start something as complex as that on my own, the more I know about digital humanities, the better I’ll be to see what could be done at BC. I’d be interested to hear what others might suggest as concrete steps.

About the author


In addition to being the Head of Collection Development at the Boston College Libraries, I also am the liaison to the Theology, Philosophy, German Studies, and Classical Studies Departments. I am currently engaged in assisting a philosophy professor digitize out-of-copyright editions of primary texts in medieval philosophy.

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