Digital Humanities and the Library

A Bibliography

I originally prepared this bibliography for the Association of Research Libraries’ Digital Humanities SPEC Kit, an abstract of which is available here. I try to update this list frequently. Additions welcome.

I hope that this list provides useful background reading, but for the latest-and-greatest writing on librarianship and digital humanities, please see dh+lib, a fantastic blog run by the DH Discussion Group of the Association of College and Research Libraries. You can also follow @DHandLib on Twitter.

To read portions of this list in convenient ebook form, check out this digital humanities and libraries ebook, the work of a group of librarians at THATCamp ACRL in April 2013.

Last updated: April 2013

Sections:
Libraries in the Digital Age
Digital Humanities and the Library
Digital Humanities: Infrastructure and Evolution
Digital Humanities: Staffing and Support
Data Preservation and Stewardship
Guides to Digital Humanities Projects, Tools, and Methods

Libraries in the Digital Age

Academic Library Research: Perspectives and Current Trends. ACRL Publications in Librarianship no. 59. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2008.

Association of College and Research Libraries. “Changing Roles of Academic and Research Libraries.” Association of College and Research Libraries, November 2006. http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/value/changingroles.cfm.

Boyack, Kevin W., Brian N. Wylie, and George S. Davidson. “A Call to Researchers: Digital Libraries Need Collaboration Across Disciplines.” D-Lib Magazine 7, no. 10 (October 2001). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/october01/boyack/10boyack.html.

Council on Library and Information Resources. Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2005. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub129abst.html.

———. No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2008. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub142abst.html.

Crane, Gregory, and Alison Jones. “Text, Information, Knowledge and the Evolving Record of Humanity.” D-Lib Magazine 12, no. 3 (March 2006). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march06/jones/03jones.html.

Greenstein, Daniel, and Suzanne E. Thorin. The Digital Library: A Biography. Washington, D.C.: Digital Library Federation/Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub109abst.html.

Marcum, Deanna, and Amy Friedlander. “Keepers of the Crumbling Culture.” D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 5 (May 2003). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/may03/friedlander/05friedlander.html.

Mitchell, Marilyn. Library Workflow Redesign: Six Case Studies. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2007. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub139abst.html.

Prady Lougee, Wendy. Diffuse Libraries: Emergent Roles for the Research Library in the Digital Age. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub108abst.html.

Digital Humanities and the Library

Adams, Jennifer, and Kevin B. Gunn. “Keeping up with … Digital Humanities.” Association of College and Research Libraries, April 2013.

Digital Librarians Initiative. Role of Librarians in Digital Humanities Centers. White Paper. Emory University Library, August 2010. http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0AZbw4Qx_a5JPZGM2OWdrdzZfMTMycWRncHJwbWo&hl=en.

Draxler, Bridget. “Digital Humanities Symposium: The Scholar, the Library and the Digital Future.” HASTAC, February 2011. http://hastac.org/blogs/bridget-draxler/digital-humanities-symposium-scholar-library-and-digital-future.

Edwards, Richard. “Creating the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 18, 2005. http://cdrh.unl.edu/articles/creatingcdrh.php.

Fister, Barbara. “Getting Serious About Digital Humanities (Peer to Peer Review).” Library Journal, May 27, 2010. http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6729325.html?nid=2673&source=title&rid=#reg_visitor_id#.

Hockey, Susan. “Living with Google: Perspectives on Humanities Computing and Digital Libraries.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 20, no. 1 (March 1, 2005): 7 -24.

Kamada, Hitoshi. “Digital Humanities: Roles for Libraries?” College & Research Libraries News 71, no. 9 (October 2010): 484 -485.

Kretzschmar, William A., and William Gray Potter. “Library Collaboration with Large Digital Humanities Projects.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 25, no. 4 (December 1, 2010): 439 -445.

New York Public Library. “Digital Humanities and the Future of Libraries (Multimedia Conference Proceedings).” New York Public Library, June 16, 2011. http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2011/06/16/digital-humanities-and-future-libraries.

Notes from THATCamp Digital Humanities & Libraries. Topics include “Starting a DH Program in the Library,” “Re-Skilling Librarians for DH,” and “DH T

Nowviskie, Bethany. “A Skunk in the Library.” Bethany Nowviskie, June 28, 2011. http://nowviskie.org/2011/a-skunk-in-the-library/. See also Nowviskie’s revised version of this post in the Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

———. “Reality Bytes.” Bethany Nowviskie, June 20, 2012. http://nowviskie.org/2012/reality-bytes/.

Posner, Miriam. “No Half Measures: Overcoming Common Challenges to Doing Digital Humanities in the Library.” Journal of Digital Humanities 53:1 (January 2013).

Ramsay, Stephen. “Care of the Soul.” Literatura Mundana, October 8, 2010. http://lenz.unl.edu/wordpress/?p=266.

Rockenbach, Barbara. “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement.” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

Rydberg Cox, Jeffrey A. Digital Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Humanities. Chandos Information Professional Series. Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2006.

Showers, Ben. “Does the library have a role to play in the Digital Humanities?” JISC Digital Infrastructure Team, February 23, 2012. http://infteam.jiscinvolve.org/wp/2012/02/23/does-the-library-have-a-role-to-play-in-the-digital-humanities/

Siemens, Lynne, Richard Cunningham, Wendy Duff, and Claire Warwick. “A Tale of Two Cities: Implications of the Similarities and Differences in Collaborative Approaches Within the Digital Libraries and Digital Humanities Communities.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 26, no. 3 (2011): 335 -348.

Sukovic, Suzana. “Beyond the Scriptorium: The Role of the Library in Text Encoding.” D-Lib Magazine 8, no. 1 (January 2002). http://www.dlib.org/dlib/january02/sukovic/01sukovic.html.

Sula, Chria Alen. “Digital Humanities and Libraries: A Conceptual Model.” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

Vandegrift, Micah. “#alt-LIS, OR the Question of the Hybrarian, OR What is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in the Library?” THATCamp Southeast, March 8, 2012. http://southeast2012.thatcamp.org/03/08/alt-lis/.

———. “What is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in the Library?” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, June 27, 2012. http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2012/dhandthelib/

——— and Stewart Varner. “Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships between Libraries and the Digital Humanities.” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

Vershbow, Ben. “NYPL Labs: Hacking the Library.” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

Vinopal, Jennifer. “Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services.” Library Sphere, June 29, 2012. http://vinopal.org/2012/06/29/supporting-digital-humanities-in-the-library-creating-sustainable-scalable-services/

———. “Why Understanding the Digital Humanities Is Key for Libraries.” Library Sphere, February 2011. http://vinopal.org/2011/02/18/why-understanding-the-digital-humanities-is-key-for-libraries/.

——— and Monica McCormick. “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability.” Journal of Library Administration 53:1 (January 2013).

Digital Humanities: Infrastructure and Evolution

American Council of Learned Societies. Our Cultural Commonwealth: The Report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences. New York: American Council of Learned Societies, 2006.

Archer, Dawn. “Digital Humanities 2006: When Two Became Many.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 23, no. 1 (April 1, 2008): 103 -108.

Borgman, Christine L. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2007.

Council on Library and Information Resources. Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship. Washington, D.C., March 2009. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub145/pub145.pdf.

Flanders, Julia. “The Productive Unease of 21st-century Digital Scholarship.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 3 (Summer 2009). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/3/000055/000055.html.

Fraistat, Neil. “The Question(s) of Digital Humanities.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, February 7, 2011. http://mith.umd.edu/the-questions-of-digital-humanities/.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “What is Digital Humanities and What’s it Doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin 150 (2010): 55-61.

McCarty, Willard, and Matthew Kirschenbaum. “Institutional Models for Humanities Computing.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18, no. 4 (November 1, 2003): 465 -489.

Smith Rumsey, Abby. “Report of the Scholarly Communication Institute 8: Emerging Genres in Scholarly Communication.” Scholarly Communication Institute, University of Virginia Library, July 2010.

Svensson, Patrik. “The Landscape of Digital Humanities.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 4, no. 1 (Summer 2010). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/4/1/000080/000080.html.

Zorich, Diane M. Digital Humanities Centers: Loci for Digital Scholarship. Council on Library and Information Resources, November 2008. http://www.clir.org/activities/digitalscholar2/zorich.pdf.

Digital Humanities: Staffing and Support

Barribeau, Susan. “Enhancing Digital Humanities at UW-Madison: A White Paper.” University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009. http://dighum.wisc.edu/facultyseminar/index.html.

Blackwell, Christopher, and Thomas R. Martin. “Technology, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: 3, no. 1 (Winter 2009). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/1/000024/000024.html.

Blustain, Harvey, and Donald Spicer. Digital Humanities at the Crossroads: The University of Virginia. ECAR Case Studies. Boulder, Colorado: Educause, 2005. net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ers0605/cs/ecs0506.pdf.

Burgess, Helen J, and Jeanne Hamming. “New Media in the Academy: Labor and the Production of Knowledge in Scholarly Multimedia.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 5, no. 3 (Summer 2011). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/3/000102/000102.html.

Greenberg, Hope, Elli Mylonas, Scott Hamlin, and Patrick Yott. “Supporting Digital Humanities Research: The Collaborative Approach.” Northeast Regional Computing Program, March 2008. net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/NCP08094.pdf.

Heller, Margaret. “Lazy Consensus and Libraries.” ACRL Tech Connect, March 13, 2012. http://acrl.ala.org/techconnect/?p=391

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Bethany Nowviskie, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Doug Reside. “Collaborators’ Bill of Rights.” Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities, January 22, 2011. http://mith.umd.edu/offthetracks/recommendations/.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. “Done: Finishing Projects in the Digital Humanities.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 2 (Spring 2009). http://digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/3/2/000037/000037.html.

McCarty, Willard. “Humanities Computing: Essential Problems, Experimental Practice.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 17, no. 1 (April 1, 2002): 103 -125.

Nichols, Stephen G. “Time to Change Our Thinking: Dismantling the Silo Model of Digital Scholarship.” Ariadne, no. 58 (January 30, 2009). http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue58/nichols/.

Ramsay, Stephen. “Centers are People.” Stephen Ramsay, April 2012. http://lenz.unl.edu/papers/2012/04/25/centers-are-people.html

Research Libraries UK. “Re-Skilling for Research.” January 2012.

Ruecker, Stan, and Milena Radzikowska. “The Iterative Design of a Project Charter for Interdisciplinary Research.” In Proceedings of the 7th ACM conference on Designing interactive systems – DIS  ’08, 288-294. Cape Town, South Africa, 2008. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1394476.

Siemens, Lynne. “‘It’s a Team If You Use “Reply All” ’: An Exploration of Research Teams in Digital Humanities Environments.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 24, no. 2 (June 1, 2009): 225 -233.

———, Ray Siemens, Richard Cunningham, Teresa Dobson, Alan Galey, Stan Ruecker, and Claire Warwick. “INKE Administrative Structure, Omnibus Document.” New Knowledge Environments 1, no. 1 (2009). http://journals.uvic.ca/index.php/INKE/article/view/546/245.

Smithies, James. “Introduction to Digital Humanities.” James Smithies. March 14, 2012. http://jamessmithies.org/2012/03/14/introduction-to-digital-humanities/.

Spiro, Lisa. “Examples of Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects.” Blog. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, June 1, 2009. http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/examples-of-collaborative-digital-humanities-projects/.

Warwick, Claire, Isabel Galina, Melissa Terras, Paul Huntington, and Nikoleta Pappa. “The Master Builders: LAIRAH Research on Good Practice in the Construction of Digital Humanities Projects.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 23, no. 3 (2008): 383 -396.

Data Preservation and Stewardship

ARL/NSF Workshop on Long-Term Stewardship of Digital Data Collections. Association of Research Libraries, September 2006. http://www.arl.org/pp/access/nsfworkshop.shtml.

Cantara, Linda. “Long-Term Preservation of Digital Humanities Scholarship.” OCLC Systems and Services 22, no. 1 (2006): 38-42.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Richard Ovenden, and Gabriela Redwine. Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content in Cultural Heritage Collections. Council on Library and Information Resources, December 2010. http://www.clir.org/pubs/abstract/pub149abst.html.

Maron, Nancy, K. Kirby Smith, and Matthew Loy. Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today. Ithaka Case Studies in Sustainability. Ithaka S+R, July 2009. http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/research/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability/report/SCA_Ithaka_SustainingDigitalResources_Report.pdf.

Nowviskie, Bethany, and Dot Porter. “Graceful Degradation Survey Findings: Managing Digital Humanities Projects Through Times of Transition and Decline?” Digital Humanities 2010 Conference Abstract, June 2010. http://dh2010.cch.kcl.ac.uk/academic-programme/abstracts/papers/html/ab-722.html.

Sustainable Economics for a Digital Planet: Ensuring Long-Term Access to Digital Information. Washington, D.C.: Blue Ribbon Task Force on Sustainable Digital Preservation and Access, February 2010. http://brtf.sdsc.edu/biblio/BRTF_Final_Report.pdf.

Zorich, Diane M. A Survey of Digital Cultural Heritage Initiatives and Their Sustainability Concerns. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, June 2003. http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub118/contents.html.

Guides to Digital Humanities Projects, Tools, and Methods

arts-humanities.net: Guide to Digital Humanities and Arts. http://arts-humanities.net/

CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide. http://commons.gc.cuny.edu/wiki/index.php/The_CUNY_Digital_Humanities_Resource_Guide

Digital Humanities Questions & Answers. http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/

Digital Humanities Now. http://digitalhumanitiesnow.org/

Digital Research Tools Wiki (DiRT). https://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/w/page/17801672/FrontPage

Duke University Libraries Digital Humanities Research Guide. http://guides.library.duke.edu/content.php?pid=129864&sid=1114048

Harvard Library Digital Humanities Café. http://guides.hcl.harvard.edu/digitalhumanities

Spiro, Lisa. “Getting Started in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. October 14, 2011. http://digitalscholarship.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/getting-started-in-the-digital-humanities/.

UCLA Library Digital Humanities Research Guide. http://guides.library.ucla.edu/digitalhumanities

Warwick, Claire, Melissa Terras, and Julianne Nyhan, eds. A Practical Guide to the Digital Humanities. London: Facet Publishing, 2011.

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