Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries, 1st Edition

  • Kathleen L. Sacco
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  • ISBN-10: 1466684453
  • ISBN-13: 9781466684454
  • DDC: 025.06
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 329 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Digital Humanities is a burgeoning field of research and education concerned with the intersection of technology and history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, music, cultural studies, and the arts. SUPPORTING DIGITAL HUMANITIES FOR KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION IN MODERN LIBRARIES aims to stand at the forefront of this emerging discipline, targeting an audience of researchers and academicians, with a special focus on the role of libraries and library-staff. In addition to a collection of chapters on crucial issues surrounding the digital humanities, this volume also includes a fascinating account of the painstaking restoration efforts surrounding a 110-year-old handwritten historical source document, the results of which (never before published on this scale) culminate in a full-color, 70-page photographic reproduction of the 1904 Diary of Anna Clift Smith.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
The Nuts and Bolts of DH Scholarship: Creating and Sustaining Digital Humanities Initiatives in Libraries.
1: Digitizing the Humanities: A Future for Libraries.
2: Beyond the Back Room: The Role of Metadata and Catalog Librarians in Digital Humanities.
3: Shaping the Roles of Academic Librarians to Meet Emerging Demands of DH Scholarship.
Partnerships: Developing and Maintaining Relationships for Successful DH Projects.
4: Filling the Gap: Digital Scholarship, Graduate Students, and the Role of the Subject Specialist.
5: Models for Partnering with Faculty and Supporting Digital Scholarship.
6: Digital Humanities and Librarians: A Team-Based Approach to Learning.
7: A DH State of Mind: Libraries and the Digital Humanities.
International Scope: Beyond Borders - Digital Humanities from an International Perspective.
8: An Assessment of Readiness for Supporting Digital Humanities in Hong Kong Academic Libraries: Evaluating the Potential for Program Development and International Collaborations.
9: Digital Humanities in Cultural Preservation.
Examples in Practice: Practical Applications of DH Projects.
10: Becoming the Gothic Archive: From Digital Collection to Digital Humanities.
11: Social Annotation: A Practical Guide for Collaborative Implementation.
12: From Digital Arts and Humanities to DASH.
Appendix: Transcript of the Diary of Anna Clift Smith.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.