January 23, 2022

Just Released: “Europe’s Digital Humanities Landscape: A Study From LIBER’s Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group”

From the Association of European Research Libraries (LIBER):

If you have followed the LIBER mailing list and this blog you will have seen that the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage working group has issued a LIBER-wide survey on digital humanities (DH). We are very pleased to now share the report following this survey with you!

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What Can I Expect of the Report?

The report serves two purposes;

  1. To provide an overview of the current state of digital humanities in participating LIBER libraries;
  2. To share what we learned as a working group through the survey and our other activities to help libraries wishing to engage with DH.

Key Recommendations

The report describes seven key recommendations to provide libraries with a framework to use when setting up or solidifying their DH activities. The data of the survey serves as background information on how other libraries have organised their DH work and gives examples for possible solutions if challenges arise. The full data set will be published after the LIBER conference.

Previous Work

The report builds on the previous work of the working group. The total work represents a package of information to help libraries gather their ideas about digital humanities in their own organisation and enough – but not too much – examples to ensure it fits their capacity, showcases their collections and also meets the needs of their researchers.

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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.