May 23, 2022

New Article: “Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access”

The following article appears in the March/April 2016 issue of D-Lib Magazine.


Humanities Data in the Library: Integrity, Form, Access


Thomas Padilla
Michigan State University


D-Lib Magazine
Volume 22, Number 3/4


Digitally inflected Humanities scholarship and pedagogy is on the rise. Librarians are engaging this activity in part through a range of digital scholarship initiatives. While these engagements bear value, efforts to reshape library collections in light of demand remain nascent. This paper advances principles derived from practice to inform development of collections that can better support data driven research and pedagogy, examines existing practice in this area for strengths and weaknesses, and extends to consider possible futures.

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