Editors Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb have put out a call for book chapter proposals for Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists, with the Association of College & Research Libraries as the potential publisher.
“Digital humanities is changing the way that humanities scholars research and teach, and libraries are in a great position to help support these efforts. Subject specialists who work with humanities faculty are in a unique position because they often have good relationships with these faculty and have a strong understanding of their needs, but many subject specialists may lack the training to provide support for digital humanities work. Some subject specialists are lucky enough to work in a library that has a digital scholarship center and has staff that are specially trained to help with metadata and digital projects, but this arrangement can still create challenges for subject specialists as they figure out how to navigate between their faculty and these specialists. This book aims to examine how subject specialists are meeting these challenges and making the most of the opportunities that come their way.”
Submissions are due December 15, 2013. Acceptances will be announced by January 31, 2014.