Presentations From “Library As Laboratory: A Symposium On Humanities Collections And Research” Now Online
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
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.