Proposal for a Talk Session: DH and Libraries

Proposal for a Talk (and Discuss) Session: Digital Humanities and Libraries

Michiel Cock (VU) & Steven Claeyssens (KB)

We believe that research libraries can play a pivotal role in the uptake of Digital Humanities research and teaching, but would like to ask the campers for advice. Inspired by some international examples, we are working on a first Dutch program for our fellow librarians to familiarize them with Digital Humanities methods, tools and ideas. We would love to have your input and feedback. What kind of expertise do you, as a researcher, expect from your librarian? What would your (Ph.D) students need? What knowledge do you, as a librarian, lack to feel comfortable as a full partner in a DH project?

We propose a session to discuss these questions and gather ideas for our program.