Annual Conference Session
The ACRL Digital Scholarship Section’s Digital Humanities Discussion Group will meet for a pair of presentations on the theme of “Capacity”.
This meeting will feature two presentations related to capacity-building in digital scholarship work:
1) Decentralized Spaces and Support for Campus DH Initiatives, Natalie Ornat and Amanda Binder (UNC Charlotte)
Abstract: This presentation addresses the issue of how to support DH at an institution lacking a DH center or coordinator. A group of librarians from University of North Carolina at Charlotte approached this very question by organizing a half-day forum that would initiate conversations, connections, and hopefully, collaboration among faculty and students interested in DH work. This forum drew attendees from across campus to attend three major events: a showcase highlighting tools and spaces the library has to support DH work, panel discussions for faculty and graduate students to discuss their current projects and ways of incorporating DH into research and teaching, and finally, a brainstorming activity and networking lunch.
2) Increasing Capacity through the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute and Local Implementation, Dan Tracy (University of Illinois) and Kristen Totleben (University of Rochester)
Abstract: The Association of Research Libraries developed the Digital Scholarship Institute (DSI) as a way to expand capacity at institutions by providing an immersive introduction to digital scholarship for attendees. This talk describes how DSI has evolved as it approaches its fourth institute, including changes to the curriculum and the increased participation of non-ARL institutions. It will also describe how participants from one institution took the model back the their own library and reused the curriculum for in-house professional development.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ACRL_DSS
Meeting Type: Discussion Group
Cost: Included with full conference registration.