RECOMMENDED: “DH Eh? A Survey of Digital Humanities Courses in Canadian LIS Education”

Marcela Y. Isuster (McGill University) and Donna Langille (University of British Columbia – Okanagan) analyzed course offerings in eight Library and Information Science Programs in Canadian Universities in the March 2023 Issue of College and Research Libraries. Their article finds that “[w]all institutions offer at least a few elective courses on data management topics such as metadata, digital libraries, data mining, data science, digital curation, and database design, DH-specific courses are less prevalent both in terms of how many institutions offer them and the number of courses they offer.” Additionally, while these courses are introducing the technical skills of DH, skills like project management and collaborations are not as prevalent. The article provides a breakdown of themes present in each DH course offered in these programs.

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