Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists

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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 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!

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


Arianne Hartsell-Gundy

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

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

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."