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Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists
Edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb for ACRL
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8767-4
Publisher: ACRL
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312 pages
6” x 9”
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8767-4
Year Published: 2015
AP Categories: P
Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists is a collection of essays focusing on the role of the subject specialist in creating, supporting, and promoting digital humanities projects.  Chapter authors include experts from diverse areas, such as humanities subject specialists, digital humanities librarians, special collections librarians, and professors and graduate students from many disciplines. 

This book, published in collaboration with the ACRL Literatures in English Section and with a foreword by Joan K. Lippincott, provides valuable discussions around the role of subject specialists in digital humanities, gives practical advice regarding support of and collaboration with digital humanities projects, and describes real-world examples to inspire subject specialists to increase their own knowledge and expertise.

Digital Humanities in the Library was edited by Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Laura Braunstein, and Liorah Golomb, and is appropriate for all types of academic libraries and collections devoted to Library and Information Science.

Now available as an Open Access publication from ACRL!

Table of Contents

Joan K. Lippincott

Laura R. Braunstein, Liorah Golomb, and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy

Part 1. Why Digital Humanities? Reasons for Subject Specialists to Acquire DH Skills

Chapter 1. Traversing the Gap: Subject Specialists Connecting Humanities Researchers and Digital Scholarship Centers 
Katie Gibson, Marcus Ladd, and Jenny Presnell

Chapter 2. Moderating a Meaningful DH Conversation for Graduate 
Students in the Humanities
Kathleen A. Langan and Ilse Schweitzer VanDonkelaar

Chapter 3. Construction and Disruption: Building Communities of Practice, Queering Subject Liaisons
Caro Pinto

Chapter 4. Distant Reading, Computational Stylistics, and Corpus Linguistics: The Critical Theory of Digital Humanities for Literature Subject Librarians
David D. Oberhelman

Part 2. Getting Involved in Digital Humanities

Chapter 5. Digital Humanities Curriculum Support inside the Library
Zoe Borovsky and Elizabeth McAulay

Chapter 6. A Checklist for Digital Humanities Scholarship
Elizabeth Lorang and Kathleen A. Johnson

Chapter 7. In Practice and Pedagogy: Digital Humanities in a Small College Environment
Christina Bell

Part 3. Collaboration, Spaces, and Instruction

Chapter 8. Digital Humanities for the Rest of Us
Judy Walker

Chapter 9. Collaboration and Co¬Teaching: Librarians Teaching Digital Humanities in the Classroom
Brian Rosenblum, Frances Devlin, Tami Albin, and Wade Garrison

Chapter 10. Spaces, Skills, and Synthesis
Anu Vedantham and Dot Porter

Part 4. Projects in Focus: From Conception to Completion and Beyond

Chapter 11. A Digital Adventure: From Theory to Practice
Valla McLean and Sean Atkins

Chapter 12. “And There Was a Large Number of People”: The Occom Circle Project at the Dartmouth College Library
Laura R. Braunstein, Peter Carini, and Hazel-Dawn Dumpert

Chapter 13. Dipping a Toe into the DH Waters: A Librarian’s Experience
Liorah Golomb

Chapter 14. Second Time Around; or, the Long Life of the Victorian Women Writers Project: Sustainability through Outreach
Angela Courtney and Michael Courtney

Appendix. Tools and Resources Referenced in this Book


About the Editors

Arianne Hartsell-Gundy is the Head, Humanities Section and Librarian for Literature and Theater Studies at Duke University. She has a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. Her research interests include information literacy, graduate student pedagogy, collection analysis, and digital humanities, and she is the co-author of the forthcoming Literary Research and British Postmodernism: Strategies and Sources.

Laura R. Braunstein is the Digital Humanities and English Librarian at Dartmouth College. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She has worked as an index editor for the MLA International Bibliography, and serves as a consultant for the Schulz Library at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Her research interests include collaborative learning, using archival materials in teaching, and the impact of the digital humanities on teaching and learning.

Liorah Golomb is the Humanities Librarian at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a doctorate in Drama from the University of Toronto and earned her MLIS at Pratt Institute. She has published several articles and chapters both within and outside of the field of librarianship, and is a co-author of Literary Research and Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Strategies (Scarecrow Press, 2012).

”Provides a ‘here’s what we did’ approach to understanding how subject librarians can become more involved in digital humanities."

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