The Journal of Library Administration Releases a Special Issue on Digital Humanities

Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, is pleased to present a special issue from the Journal of Library Administration entitled “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement.”

This important issue of the Journal of Library Administration, guest edited by Barbara Rockenbach from Columbia University, examines the current and potential role of libraries in the emerging area of digital humanities. While the literature is vast, there are few publications that address the intersection of libraries and digital humanities. The collection of articles featured in this special issue put libraries and librarians in the center of the discussion, rather than on its margins.

Several themes emerge in this issue that help guide library leaders involved in, or considering support for, digital humanities or digital scholarship including:

  • Contexts surrounding digital humanities in libraries and support for these activities.
  • Human resources and relationship building, rather than technology at the core of digital humanities support.
  • Tension between traditional notions of library service and new models of user engagement.
  • The fact that digital humanities as a field has matured faster than support structures within libraries.

The authors come from a range of institutions, medium to large public research universities, large private research institutions and a public library. This diversity of voices illustrates the varied landscape of Digital Humanities in libraries and the great number of opportunities for supporting this emerging trend in scholarship.

For a limited time, Routledge is offering a complimentary article from this issue: Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships between Libraries and the Digital Humanities, Micah Vandegrift and Stewart Varner. Access this article for free until March 31, 2013.

To learn more about the Journal of Library Administration and to purchase this special issue, “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement,” visit: www.tandfonline.com/WJLA

For more information, please contact:

Tara Golebiewski, Marketing Associate - Taylor & Francis Group (Philadelphia, PA)
Tel: (215) 606-4199
Email: tara.golebiewski@taylorandfrancis.com

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