Digital Humanities for All Librarians eCourse

You must complete your registration in advance of the eCourse by following the instructions contained in the PDF download that accompanies your purchase. The download can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase and may also be accessed from your account. Select "My Account" and then select the "Files" tab to see all of your digital downloads.

ALA Member: 
$ 157.50
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From:  June 4, 2018
To:  July 1, 2018
Delivery Method: 
Attendance Cert.
4 weeks
Estimated Hours of Learning: 
24 Hours
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Digital humanities (DH) has been a developing area of scholarship and practice over the past few decades. Defined as both the application of computational methods to the study and interpretation of cultural objects and as the study of computation and technology from a humanistic perspective, DH has many implications for libraries. DH is a community of practice that involves not just scholars, librarians, and technologists, but also students and public audiences.

In this course, digital humanities expert Laura Braunstein teaches you what library professionals and staff need to know in order to be effective collaborators with digital humanists and to be digital humanists themselves. You’ll learn how libraries of all sizes and types in all communities—not just academic research libraries—get involved with DH projects.

By completing this eCourse, participants will be able to:

  • describe the roles, tools, and goals of digital humanities (DH) projects and practicioners, particularly in relation to library practice
  • identify and, in some cases, use basic tools in DH practice
  • articulate some of the major scholarly debates in DH and how these issues affect libraries

Upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. This PDF contains a link to our Registration page and a password. You must download this PDF and follow the instructions in order to complete the registration. The download link can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed by selecting "My Account" at the top of your screen and then selecting the "Files" tab. Confirmation with login instructions, reminders, and alerts will go to the email address used in the registration.

How this eCourse Works
The eCourse begins on June 4, 2018. Your participation will require approximately four to five hours a week, at times that fit your schedule. There are no live sessions. All activities take place on the website, and you will be expected to

  • Read, listen to or view online content
  • Post to online discussion boards
  • Complete weekly assignments or activities

Instructor Laura Braunstein will monitor discussion boards regularly during the 4-week period, lead group discussions, and will also answer individual questions. All interaction will take place on the eCourse site, which will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's recommended that students log into the site on the first day of class or within a few days for an overview of the content and to begin the first lesson.

User Requirements

Participants will need regular access to a computer with an internet connection for online message boards participation, viewing online video, listening to streaming audio (mp3 files), and downloading and viewing PDFs and PowerPoint files. ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions eCourses are fully compatible with Windows and MacOs.

Bulk Orders

This eCourse is licensed for a single user. For pricing on bulk purchases in excess of $1,000, please contact us for more information.

Laura Braunstein

Laura Braunstein is the Digital Humanities Librarian at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. She has a doctorate in English from Northwestern University, where she taught writing and literature classes. She co-edited, along with Liorah Golomb and Arianne Hartsell-Gundy, Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (ACRL, 2015).

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