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Friday, November 4

12:45pm EDT

How to Play a More Active Role in Digital Humanities Research
In this session, we will discuss some of the difficulties and opportunities ahead of libraries seeking to provide robust tools and data to support text data mining and the growing number of courses that focus on or utilize Digital Humanities tools in the course of research.

Digital Humanities as a discipline is growing and evolving - even while many institutions struggle to define what the field actually means in a general sense and to them directly. The potential for deepening and increasing the amount of scholarly research and publishing through Digital Humanities programs is incalculable, and yet the starting point for institutionalizing this practice on campus is often elusive.

Providing the means and methods for interrogating available content and datasets - including locally sourced content - continues to be challenging, not only from the practical standpoint but from the process standpoint, too. What part can and do libraries play in helping drive the evolution and adoption of Digital Humanities across a campus? Where do the lines of intersection between library and lecture hall exist? In what ways can the library represent even stronger institutional value through the provision of rich historical constant and the resources with which to dissect them in more contextual and scientific ways?

Attendees will leave with an idea of how other libraries are actively supporting digital scholarship in the humanities as well as inspiration for how they can play a more active role in DH research at their own institution.


Bret Costain

New Product Strategy & Development, Gale Primary Sources, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning
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Angela Courtney

Head, Arts and Humanities Department, Indiana University
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Harriett Green

Associate University Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis
I am the Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Caroline Muglia

Co-Associate Dean for Collections, University of Southern California
Caroline Muglia is the Co-Associate Dean for Collections at University of Southern California (USC). In this capacity, she also manages collection assessment and resource sharing initiatives at the Libraries.

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

12:45pm EDT

Journey to the Center of a Digital Project: A Tour of Three New Tools for Next-Generation Digital Scholarship
As scholarship continues to go "digital," the urge to create new formats and broaden access has begun to trigger a series of changes to the bedrock of publishing business and infrastructure that will be needed to support this brave new world. How will authors and publishers understand their respective rights and responsibilities? How can publishers understand and communicate the costs associated with publishing long-form digital scholarship, often also made available Open Access, as well as traditional monographs? What platforms will be able to handle multi-modal works that may include a range of forms of media in addition to more traditional narrative forms?

In this interactive session, we will take the example of one new work of digital scholarship, A Mid-Republican House from Gabii, and use it as a case study to demonstrate these new tools in action from project initiation, through the process of forming it into a product ready for publication, considering its financial sustainability, and the final presentation format it will take.

The tools we will share, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, include
the Model Publishing Contract for Digital Scholarship (Emory and Michigan), the AAUP Digital Monograph P+L Tool, and Fulcrum, a publishing platform built on the Hydra/Fedora framework to support source materials for monographs (University of Michigan Press).

Authors, digital scholarship librarians, and publishers, join us! In the session, we will welcome and encourage discussion and feedback on ways to make these tools most useful as new use cases continue to emerge.

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Lisa Macklin

Director, Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications, Emory University
Lisa A. Macklin is both a librarian and a lawyer and serves as the director of Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications for Emory University Libraries. In this role, Lisa leads the Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications division which includes Collection Management... Read More →
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Nancy Maron

BlueSky to BluePrint, LLC
Nancy works with publishers, librarians and other innovative project leaders to define, test and refine assumptions about their new and existing products and services. She honed her skills in over 20 years of experience working at the nexus of publishing, higher education and technology... Read More →
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Kimberly Schmelzinger

Founder, MeanLine Publisher Services
Kimberly’s practice brings deep experience offering customized business intelligence to scholarly publishers. She has worked with not-for-profit organizations and publishers, including the Association of American University Presses, the Book Industry Study Group, ITHAKA S+R, and... Read More →
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Charles Thomas Watkinson

AUL, Publishing, University of Michigan Library
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →

Friday November 4, 2016 12:45pm - 2:00pm EDT
Grand Ballroom 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401