RESOURCE: Digital Humanities: What Can Libraries Offer?

Shun Han Rebekah Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University) has authored an article analyzing collaborative authorship and library involvement in the digital humanities:

Wong, S. H. R. (2016). Digital Humanities: What Can Libraries Offer? [pdf postprint] portal: Libraries and the Academy, 16(4), 669-690.

The abstract is reproduced below:

The collaborative aspect of digital humanities is one of the core values of the field. Specialists and organizations involved in digital humanities partnerships may include individual scholars focusing on a particular area, multiple scholars across disciplines, computer scientists, or digital humanities centers. Through a quantitative analysis of authorship in international digital humanities journals, this article demonstrates that libraries also have unique advantages that make them well positioned to contribute to digital humanities.

The author reflects that “capturing only digital humanities journals may underestimate the involvement of librarians and information science scholars.” Indeed, while central to the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital humanities, the contributions of many librarians and archivists may be largely invisible outside of information science literature.

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