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Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries

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Digital Humanities is a burgeoning field of research and education concerned with the intersection of technology and history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, music, cultural studies, and the arts. Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries aims to stand at the forefront of this emerging discipline, targeting an audience of researchers and academicians, with a special focus on the role of libraries and library staff. In addition to a collection of chapters on crucial issues surrounding the digital humanities, this volume also includes a fascinating account of the painstaking restoration efforts surrounding a 110-year-old handwritten historical source document, the results of which (never before published on this scale) culminate in a full-color, 70-page photographic reproduction of the 1904 Diary of Anna Clift Smith.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. HISTORY OF THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND THE ROLE OF LIBRARIANS IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS
    2. ROBERTO BUSA, S. J.: A CASE STUDY IN THE BEGINNINGS OF HUMANITIES COMPUTING
    3. THE TRANSITION OF HUMANITIES COMPUTING TO DIGITAL HUMANITIES
    4. DIGITAL HUMANITIES SCHOLARS’ INDEPENDENCE TO THE NEED FOR DIGITAL HUMANITIES CENTERS
    5. ROLE OF LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP
    6. UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: THE NEED FOR LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP
    7. OVERVIEW OF THE CHAPTERS
    8. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Introduction
    1. HOW IT ALL BEGAN
    2. LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND RENGAS
    3. CHOOSING ANNA CLIFT SMITH
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. ADDITIONAL READING
    7. APPENDIX: INTERVIEWS
  10. Section 1: The Nuts and Bolts of DH Scholarship: Creating and Sustaining Digital Humanities Initiatives in Libraries
    1. Chapter 1: Digitizing the Humanities
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LET’S GET DIGITAL: 21 CENTURY HUMANITIES SCHOLARSHIP
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Beyond the Back Room
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COLLABORATION IS KEY: DEVELOPING PARTNERSHIPS ON CAMPUS
      4. CASE STUDY: THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES INITIATIVE
      5. RECYCLED SKILLS IN THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES
      6. NEW SKILLS TO SUPPORT THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES
      7. LEARNING NEW SKILLS
      8. BUILDING AND SUPPORTING DIGITAL HUMANITIES SYSTEMS ON CAMPUS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Shaping the Roles of Academic Librarians to Meet Emerging Demands of DH Scholarship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX A: DHH PROJECT PROPOSAL #1
      10. APPENDIX B: DHH PROJECT PROPOSAL #2
  11. Section 2: Partnerships: Developing and Maintaining Relationships for Successful DH Projects
    1. Chapter 4: Filling the Gap
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISCUSSION: HOW LIBRARIANS CAN HELP SUPPORT DH WORK BY GRADUATE STUDENTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH AND CONSIDERATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Models for Partnering with Faculty and Supporting Digital Scholarship
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. LITERATURE REVIEW
      5. MODELS AND MEETING THE NEEDS
      6. TYPE OF DS SUPPORT ON CIC CAMPUSES
      7. MODELS OF SUPPORT
      8. CHALLENGES
      9. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 6: Digital Humanities and Librarians
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. ESTABLISHING A DH COURSE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
      4. IMPLEMENTATION: INTRODUCTION, ASSIGNMENT, AND SURVEY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 7: A DH State of Mind
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. A DIGITAL HUMANITIES STATE OF MIND
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 3: International Scope: Beyond Borders - Digital Humanities from an International Perspective
    1. Chapter 8: An Assessment of Readiness for Supporting Digital Humanities in Hong Kong Academic Libraries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SURVEY METHODOLOGY
      5. SURVEY FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSIONS
      7. CHALLENGES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
      14. APPENDIX: SURVEY QUESTIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Digital Humanities in Cultural Preservation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND CULTURAL HERITAGE RESOURCES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 4: Examples in Practice: Practical Applications of DH Projects
    1. Chapter 10: Becoming the Gothic Archive
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: DEVELOPING THE GOTHIC ARCHIVE
      4. FUTURE DIRECTIONS: GATHERING THE REMAINING CHAPBOOKS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Social Annotation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SOCIAL ANNOTATION: WHO, WHAT, AND HOW
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 12: From Digital Arts and Humanities to DASH
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INVESTIGATING DIGITAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES
      4. FROM DAH TO DASH
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX
  14. Conclusion
    1. GO FORTH AND PURSUE DH: THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY IS SUPPORTING YOU.
    2. REFERENCES
  15. Appendix: Transcript of the Diary of Anna Clift Smith
    1. CHAPTER I
    2. CHAPTER II
    3. CHAPTER III
    4. CHAPTER IV
    5. CHAPTER V
    6. CHAPTER VI
    7. CHAPTER VII
    8. CHAPTER VIII
    9. CHAPTER IX
    10. CHAPTER X
    11. CHAPTER XI
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors