April 24: Transformations +

DH seems unable to escape the rhetoric of transformation. As recent MLA President Michael Berube recently put it in the Chronicle of Higher Education, we have “deposited so many of our hopes and anxieties” on the emerging field of digital humanities. “Somehow we expect the digital humanities to revolutionize scholarly communication, save university presses, crowdsource peer review, and provide humanities Ph.D.’s with good jobs in libraries, institutes, nonprofits, and innovative start-ups. And the digital humanities will do all that by sometime late next week.” In this module we will consider how the digital humanities are transforming publication and scholarly communication, how they are transforming pedagogy and education, and ultimately how DH may even now be in the process of transforming itself.


Presentation: Jenny



The exercise for this week consists in coming to class with Zotero installed on your computer; all of you should, in fact, already have Zotero installed from earlier this semester. In addition, please watch the video tour.


On Monday, April 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP) will co-host the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities: Preserving and Interpreting Born-Digital Collections, as a special event in celebration of ALA’s Preservation Week 2013

The forum will host four speakers. Presenters from the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Library of Congress will talk about how their institutions are addressing the acquisition and preservation of born-digital collections. Kari Kraus from UMD will provide a perspective on scholarly and research use of these unique collections.

  • Riccardo Ferrante, Director of Digital Services & IT Archivist, and Lynda Schmitz Fuhrig, Electronic Records Archivist, Smithsonian Institution Archives on “More Than Just A Pretty Picture: Caring For and Sharing Of Born-Digital Collections at the Smithsonian”
  • Bertram Lyons, Folklife Specialist and Digital Assets Manager, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress on “Holistic Preservation for Living Archives: the StoryCorps collection at the American Folklife Center
  • Kari Kraus, Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland on “‘We Leaned into the Platform’: Talking to Game Designers at the Top of Their Game

When: Monday, April 22, 6:00-7:30 pm
Where: Library of Congress, James Madison Building
Mumford Room, on the sixth floor
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C

No RSVP required. Just show up!

For directions to the Library of Congress, see http://www.loc.gov/visit/directions/.

Digital Dialogues

04/23/13 Irene Eleta, Doctoral Candidate, College of Information Studies | University of Maryland MITH Conference Room
Multilingual Users of Twitter: Social Ties Across Language Borders or How a Story Could Travel the World
  Time: 12:30pm.Admittance: Open to the Public.Address: 0301 Hornbake Library, University of Maryland.

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