What is Digital Humanities? (Or, what are the Digital Humanities?) Why do you need to know? Far from being the latest buzzword in higher education, Digital Humanities (DH) is a decades-old interdisciplinary field of practice that connects technologies (like computers, applications, and networks) to cultural objects (like novels, films, and art). If you're a librarian, why should you care? Every academic library may not need a digital humanities center, but every academic library needs to engage with digital scholarship -- and there are some easy ways to build upon existing relationships that your library already has with colleagues across campus and throughout the global scholarly community. This Ignite session will show you how to utilize your campus networks and partnerships in order to support and foster scholars, researchers, and students who pursue interdisciplinary projects involving arts, humanities, computation, and technology.
Interests: Archives, Community Engagement, Digitial Libraries, Digitization, Distance Learning, Diversity, Emerging Technologies, Facilitation, Games and Gaming, Geospatial Data and Services, Information Commons, Information Literacy, Institutional Repositories, Leadership, Learning Commons, Literacy, Marketing, Networking, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Partnerships, Popular Culture, Project Management, Public Programs, Scholarly Communication, Special Collections, Technology, Transforming Libraries, Virtual Communities and Libraries
Library Type: Academic, Community College, Library School, Museum, Research Library, Undergraduate