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Digital humanities : an introduction for librarians

Sally Chambers UGent (2018)
abstract
This book provides an introductory guide to digital humanities for librarians who are new to the field but keen to get involved. It is intended to provide a brief history of the field, including illustrating some of the debates as to what digital humanities is or should become, to help set the context. It then dives deeper into the digital scholarly activity taking a two-pronged approach, involving active researchers in the field and using real research projects as case studies throughout. Firstly, it provides an overview of how ‘the digital’ has affected a range of humanities disciplines from literary studies, history to cultural studies. It then turns this inside out to provide an overview of key tools and methodologies currently used, from digital scholarly editing through social network analysis to 3D modelling of archaeological data. The fourth section of the book then turns the focus to look at existing digital humanities activities that are currently happening in a range of libraries across the UK, Europe and the United States. Finally, the book looks at professional development and training opportunities from digital humanities at library school, staff training and developing, for example the British Library Digital Scholarship training programme as well as a final look at the opportunities to get involved in professional digital humanities organisations, such as the Association of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO), including their Special Interest Group on Libraries and Digital Humanities and the online community forum dh+lib. This book is intended to provide an essential guide to getting up to speed with digital humanities, specially designed with the librarian in mind.
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editor
UGent
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
in press
subject
keyword
digital humanities, librarianship
publisher
Facet Publishing
place of publication
London
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
id
8511559
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8511559
date created
2017-02-27 15:46:57
date last changed
2017-03-06 10:00:05
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  editor       = {Chambers, Sally},
  keyword      = {digital humanities,librarianship},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Facet Publishing},
  title        = {Digital humanities : an introduction for librarians},
  year         = {2018},
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Chicago
Chambers, Sally, ed. 2018. “Digital Humanities : an Introduction for Librarians”. London: Facet Publishing.
APA
Chambers, S. (Ed.). (2018). Digital humanities : an introduction for librarians. London: Facet Publishing.
Vancouver
1.
Chambers S, editor. Digital humanities : an introduction for librarians. London: Facet Publishing; 2018.
MLA
Chambers, Sally, ed. “Digital Humanities : an Introduction for Librarians.” 2018 : n. pag. Print.