May 25, 2022

New Full Text, Open Access Ebook “Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries”

The following ebook (244 pages; PDF) is the latest publication in the Charleston Insights in Library, Archival, and Information Sciences series published by Purdue University Press.


Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries


John W. White
College of Charleston

Heather Gilbert
College of Charleston


Purdue University Press
Knowledge Unlatched Open Access Edition
ISBN 9781557537515 (open access epdf)
Note: This title is also available for sale in other formats.

Table of Contents

John W. White

Part 1: Why Digital Humanities In The Library?

Recovering a Humanist Librarianship through Digital Humanities
by Trevor Muñoz

A History of History through the Lens of Our Digital Present, the Traditions That Shape and Constrain Data-Driven Historical Research, and What Librarians Can Do About It
by James Baker

Part 2: The Practice Of Digital Humanities in the Library

Digital Public History in the Library: Developing the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative at the College of Charleston
by Mary Battle, Tyler Mobley, and Heather Gilbert

Curating Menus: Digesting Data for Critical Humanistic Inquiry
by Katherine Rawson

Many Voices, One Experiment: Building Toward Generous Interfaces for Oral History Collections with Mapping the Long Women’s Movement
by Seth Kotch

Part 3: Building Digital Humanities Infrastructure And Partnerships

The Center That Holds: Developing Digital Publishing Initiatives at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
by Sarah Melton

Copiloting a Digital Humanities Center: A Critical Reflection on a Libraries–Academic Partnership
by Brian Rosenblum and Arienne Dwyer

Advancing Digital Humanities at CU-Boulder through Evidence-Based Service Design
by Thea Lindquist, Holley Long, and Alexander Watkins

Part 4: Pedagogy And Instruction

A Collaborative Approach to Urban Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities
by Benjamin Fraser and Jolanda-Pieta van Arnhem

Fostering Assessment Strategies for Digital Pedagogy of Student-Generated Multimodal Digital Scholarship
by Harriett E. Green

Library Instruction for Digital Humanities Pedagogy in Undergraduate Classes
by Stewart Varner

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