The May/June issue of Educause Review takes “Digital Scholarship” and its theme and includes several articles and online supplements on DH and libraries:
Trends in Digital Scholarship Centers: Joan K. Lippincott (Coalition for Networked Information), Harriette Hemmasi (Brown University), and Vivian Marie Lewis (McMaster University) provide an overview of the broader institutional context played by digital scholarship centers, as well as case studies profiling the centers at Brown and McMaster.
The University Library as Incubator for Digital Scholarship: Bryan Sinclair (Georgia State University) discusses how libraries, the “natural home for these technology-rich spaces” can “create exciting shared spaces, both virtual and physical, where that inquiry can take place.”
Librarians and Scholars: Partners in Digital Humanities: Laurie Alexander, Beau David Case, Karen E. Downing, Melissa Gomis, and Eric Maslowski (University of Michigan) explore how libraries have “numerous capabilities and considerable expertise available to accelerate digital humanities initiatives” by examining successful partnerships between the library and scholars at Michigan.
The “Digital” Scholarship Disconnect: Clifford A. Lynch (CNI) provides an overview of recent transformations to scholarship wrought by information technologies, highlighting persistent challenges in “organization, preservation, and evaluation in the digital environment.”
Digital Collections as Research Infrastructure: Lorna Hughes (National Library of Wales) describes the National Library of Wales’ establishment of a Research Programme in Digital Collections. As Hughes puts it, the program addresses the research question: “what do people do with all this digital stuff?”
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities and Creative Arts: The HuNI Virtual Laboratory: Toby Burrows (University of Western Australia) and Deb Verhoeven (Deakin University) describe the history, tools, impetus, and design of the Humanities Networked Infrastructure (HuNI), developed by a consortium of thirteen Australian institutions and bringing together cultural heritage datasets in a central aggregate.