My presentation for a panel on "The Landscape of Digital Humanities Librarianship" at the DLF Forum 2012 http://www.diglib.org/forums/2012forum/the-landscape-of-digital-humanities-librarianship/
Making Space for DH!
The Landscape of Digital Humanities Librarianship!
4 November 2012!
Associate Director, MITH!
Assistant Dean for !
Digital Humanities Research,!
There is no digital humanities
librarian at my institution!
We do have!a digital humanities center!
Librarians have not been
involved in doing digital
humanities at Maryland!
MITH is a research center founded in 1999,
through a challenge grant from the National
Endowment for the Humanities!
Supported by the College of Arts and Humanities,
the University Libraries, and soft money!
A joint position!
Assistant Dean for Digital Humanities Research,
University Libraries !
Associate Director, !
A good start but not enough!
How to create real change?!
Empower all librarians!
to be our digital humanities librarians!
Doing digital humanities in the library should
be (re)centered on the research questions
and intellectual agendas of librarians.!
Workshop: Introduction to Digital Humanities!
Workshop: Developing Research Ideas!
Workshop: Acquiring, Preparing, & Working with Data!
Workshop: Project Development Best Practices!
Pitch round & constructive critique!
I hope it will be a safe space that we as leaders in
the libraries and MITH have carved out where new
people can experiment with digital humanities and
imagine new projects for librarians (and perhaps
their future collaborators, whether they be faculty
members or not).!