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

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.

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).

Council on Library and Information Resources. Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2005.

———. No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century. Washington, DC: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2008.

Crane, Gregory, and Alison Jones. “Text, Information, Knowledge and the Evolving Record of Humanity.” D-Lib Magazine 12, no. 3 (March 2006).

Greenstein, Daniel, and Suzanne E. Thorin. The Digital Library: A Biography. Washington, D.C.: Digital Library Federation/Council on Library and Information Resources, 2002.

Marcum, Deanna, and Amy Friedlander. “Keepers of the Crumbling Culture.” D-Lib Magazine 9, no. 5 (May 2003).

Mitchell, Marilyn. Library Workflow Redesign: Six Case Studies. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2007.

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.

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.

Draxler, Bridget. “Digital Humanities Symposium: The Scholar, the Library and the Digital Future.” HASTAC, February 2011.

Edwards, Richard. “Creating the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, July 18, 2005.

Fister, Barbara. “Getting Serious About Digital Humanities (Peer to Peer Review).” Library Journal, May 27, 2010.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

———. “What is Digital Humanities and What’s It Doing in the Library?” In the Library with the Lead Pipe, June 27, 2012.

——— 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.

———. “Why Understanding the Digital Humanities Is Key for Libraries.” Library Sphere, February 2011.

——— 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.

Flanders, Julia. “The Productive Unease of 21st-century Digital Scholarship.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 3 (Summer 2009).

Fraistat, Neil. “The Question(s) of Digital Humanities.” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, February 7, 2011.

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).

Zorich, Diane M. Digital Humanities Centers: Loci for Digital Scholarship. Council on Library and Information Resources, November 2008.

Digital Humanities: Staffing and Support

Barribeau, Susan. “Enhancing Digital Humanities at UW-Madison: A White Paper.” University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2009.

Blackwell, Christopher, and Thomas R. Martin. “Technology, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly: 3, no. 1 (Winter 2009).

Blustain, Harvey, and Donald Spicer. Digital Humanities at the Crossroads: The University of Virginia. ECAR Case Studies. Boulder, Colorado: Educause, 2005.

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).

Greenberg, Hope, Elli Mylonas, Scott Hamlin, and Patrick Yott. “Supporting Digital Humanities Research: The Collaborative Approach.” Northeast Regional Computing Program, March 2008.

Heller, Margaret. “Lazy Consensus and Libraries.” ACRL Tech Connect, March 13, 2012.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G., Bethany Nowviskie, Tom Scheinfeldt, and Doug Reside. “Collaborators’ Bill of Rights.” Maryland Institute for Technology and the Humanities, January 22, 2011.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew. “Done: Finishing Projects in the Digital Humanities.” DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly 3, no. 2 (Spring 2009).

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).

Ramsay, Stephen. “Centers are People.” Stephen Ramsay, April 2012.

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.

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).

Smithies, James. “Introduction to Digital Humanities.” James Smithies. March 14, 2012.

Spiro, Lisa. “Examples of Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects.” Blog. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, June 1, 2009.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Guides to Digital Humanities Projects, Tools, and Methods Guide to Digital Humanities and Arts.

CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide.

Digital Humanities Questions & Answers.

Digital Humanities Now.

Digital Research Tools Wiki (DiRT).

Duke University Libraries Digital Humanities Research Guide.

Harvard Library Digital Humanities Café.

Spiro, Lisa. “Getting Started in the Digital Humanities.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. October 14, 2011.

UCLA Library Digital Humanities Research Guide.

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

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