[Humanist] 25.707 survey of digital humanities centres

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Feb 9 07:24:28 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 707.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:07:04 -0500
        From: Jennifer Vinopal <vinopal at nyu.edu>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 25.705 survey of digital humanities centres?
        In-Reply-To: <20120208054527.8F6CC2636E7 at woodward.joyent.us>


Hi, Stephanie,

You probably already know about this, but just in case: you should look at
the recently published SPEC kit done by Tim Bryson, Miriam Posner, Alain
St. Pierre, and Stewart Varner of Emory University.
http://www.arl.org/news/pr/spec326-6dec11.shtml

Here is their brief description:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has published *Digital
Humanities*, SPEC Kit 326, which provides a snapshot of research library
experiences with digital scholarship centers or services that support the
humanities (e.g., history, art, music, film, literature, philosophy,
religion, etc.) and the benefits and challenges of hosting them. The survey
asked ARL libraries about the organization of these services, how they are
staffed and funded, what services they offer and to whom, what technical
infrastructure is provided, whether the library manages or archives the
digital resources produced, and how services are assessed, among other
questions.

This survey revealed that library-based support for the digital humanities
is offered predominantly on an ad hoc basis. However, as demand for
services supporting the digital humanities has grown, libraries have begun
to re-evaluate their provisional service and staffing models. Many
respondents expressed a desire to implement practices, policies, and
procedures that would allow them to cope with increases in demand for
services.

This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describes the
mission or purpose of digital humanities centers, the services offered,
policies and procedures, examples of digital projects, fellowship and grant
opportunities, promotional materials, and repositories for digital projects.

The table of contents and executive summary from this SPEC Kit are
available online athttp://www.arl.org/bm~doc/spec-326-web.pdf.

- Jennifer

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Jennifer Vinopal / vinopal at nyu.edu
Librarian for Digital Scholarship Initiatives
5th floor south, Bobst Library, New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY  10012
v: 212.998.2522
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On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 25, No. 705.
>            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>        Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2012 11:42:01 -0800
>        From: Stephanie Wood <swood at uoregon.edu>
>        Subject: Digital Scholarship Centers
>
>
> Hello all
>
> I am looking for updates to Diane M. Zorich's excellent "Survey of
> Digital Humanities Centers in the United States" published in 2008 by
> CLIR.  Information does not have to be limited to the U.S., of course.
>
> Here are some questions for existing DHC or DSC directors who might be
> willing to reply...
>
> Which of your services are most in demand?
> Do you have to charge for your services?
> Do you only take complex projects that might obtain external funding?
> Do you have internal funding and invite competitive proposals?
> Who is your largest user group (faculty? grad students? undergrads?)?
>
> Thank you for any feedback.
>
> Best,
> Stephanie
>
> Stephanie Wood, Ph.D.,
> Director
> Wired Humanities Projects
> Knight Library
> 1299 University of Oregon
> Eugene, Oregon 97403-1299
> U.S.A.
>
> Tel. 541-346-5771
> swood at uoregon.edu
> Office:
> Room 142 Knight Library
> Open Tues-Weds-Thurs, 10-5




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