Thomas Padilla (Michigan State University) has shared a postprint pdf of a paper co-authored with Devin Higgins that “argues for thinking about library collections as Humanities data.” As Padilla writes in a blog post introducing their work:
I think its important that we as librarians study and argue about our collections in a manner befitting the types of use that we are hoping the data will see. It attunes us to problems that the data poses and it makes us more fluent in the conversation about what types of uses the data might be put to.
Padilla, Thomas G., and Devin Higgins. 2014. “Library Collections as Humanities Data: The Facet Effect.”
Public Services Quarterly 10 (4): 324–35. doi:10.1080/15228959.2014.963780