Digital Humanities in Practice

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$85.00
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$ 76.50
Item Number: 
978-1-85604-766-1
Published: 
2012
Publisher: 
Facet Publishing, UK
Pages: 
192
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
Format: 
Softcover
  • Description
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Authors
  • Reviews

Digital humanities is a vibrant and increasingly important global field, drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. Offering a cutting-edge and comprehensive introduction to the field, this book uses expert guidance from leading academics and exciting international case studies to explore the possibilities and challenges that occur when culture and digital technologies intersect. Key topics covered include:

  • Social media and crowd sourcing
  • 3D scanning and museums
  • User studies
  • Open access (OS) and online teaching of digital humanities 
  • Books, texts and digital editing

This is an essential, practical guide for librarians, academics, researchers, and others involved in the digital humanities.

Introduction - Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan
1. Studying users in digital humanities - Claire Warwick
2. Social media for digital humanities and community engagement - Claire Ross
3. Digitization and digital resources in the humanities - Melissa Terras
4. Image processing in the digital humanities - Melissa Terras
5. 3D recording and museums - Stuart Robson, Sally MacDonald, Graeme Were and Mona Hess
6. Text encoding and scholarly digital editions - Julianne Nyhan
7. Historical bibliography in the digital world - Anne Welsh
8. Open access and online teaching materials for digital humanities - Simon Mahony, Ulrich Tiedau and Irish Sirmons
9. Institutional models for digital humanities - Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan are all members of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London.

Melissa Terras

Melissa Terras is a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London.

Julianne Nyhan

Julianne Nyhan is a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London.

"A valuable resource not only for students and researchers in digital humanities, but for a variety of other fields of study especially information management and digital libraries."
--Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

"High value for scholars interested in digital humanities and for academic support staff who are planning projects and programs. Recommended."
--Choice