September 25, 2021

University of Nebraska-Lincoln “Stays Ahead of the Digital Humanities Game”

Note: The Center for Digital Research in the Humanities is a joint program from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the College of Arts & Sciences.

From The Daily Nebraskan

From 1995 to 1997, the Text Studies Committee within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences met to discuss how the internet was changing education and research. To keep up with the times, they suggested the addition of an electronic-text center in the UNL libraries. Proving to be a success, the E-Text Center was given new status as the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities in 2005.

Today the CDRH continues to help faculty begin creative, scholarly projects by providing special tools, platforms, workshops and guest speakers. These efforts continue to push UNL forward in the area of digital humanities.

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The university’s methods for awarding tenure based on digital scholarship, a guide which was developed in the 2006-2007 academic year, is another action that sets it apart, said Matthew Jockers, a UNL professor of English, Associate Dean for Research and Global Engagement and a leading scholar in the field of digital humanities.

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See Also: UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

See Also: CDRH Tools & Metadata Projects

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See Also: CDRH Tools & Metadata Projects

See Also: Promotion & Tenure Criteria for Assessing Digital Research in the Humanities (This Guide is Discussed in Article)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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