On April 10, 2015, the Yale University Library sponsored a symposium on library research and collections in the humanities. A keynote address entitled “The Futures for Library Research” was delivered by Andrew Abbott, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago.
The symposium included presentations on the use of our collections in historical perspective, a discussion of what circulation and browsing data tells us about how collections are used, and the results of an ethnographic study of the research practices of current graduate students. The text of Abbott’s address is available here.
Also available are the slides from Yale University Assessment Librarian Sarah Tudesco’s presentation “Usage Data and Humanities Collections: What is the data telling us?” and the library ethnography report on humanities doctoral students: “Understanding the Research Practices of Humanities Doctoral Students at Yale University.”
- The Futures for Library Research
by Andrew Abbott
- Understanding the Research Practices of Humanities Doctoral Students at Yale University, Denise Hersey, Sarah Calhoun, Gwyneth Crowley, Jana Krentz, and Melissa Grafe
- Usage Data and Humanities Collections: What is the data telling us?
by Sarah Tudesco
Presentations From “Library As Laboratory: A Symposium On Humanities Collections And Research” Now Online
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