Lotte Wilms will be hosting a workshop for the LIBER Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage working group.
During the 2017 LIBER conference in Patras, Greece, the LIBER Digital Humanities & Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group was launched.
One year later, we will use the workshop at LIBER 2018 to present the work done so far and invite participants to join us in thinking about the work we will do in our second, and final, year.
As became apparent in the Patras workshop, many academic libraries share similar questions, experiences and activities when being or becoming active in the field of digital humanities. However, it is sometimes difficult to find your way in the flood of information, just as our users can experience in their research. There is also a lack of use cases from European libraries even though a lot is happening in our network.
The working group has therefore worked towards curating relevant literature and tutorials for libraries in DH working around 4 themes:
1. Enhancement of skills in the field of digital humanities for librarians
2. Cooperation and relationship between libraries and research communities
3. Roles of libraries in digital humanities and awareness raising in academic libraries
4. Recommendations for identifying and establishing policies and profiles regarding digital humanities' portfolios.
We have also gathered use cases from different European libraries (and welcome more!) for our network around the same themes.
From these use cases, we wish to collect more information from libraries not (yet) involved in our working group to create an overview of activities around DH in European libraries with a survey. To ensure we collect all information that is relevant and of interest to the LIBER network, we therefore like to invite you to help think about the questions we should ask in the survey.
The workshop is thus set up in two parts. The first part will be used to present the work the four teams have done in our first year, followed by a coffee break. The second part will be an interactive session in a world café-style. Participants can suggest questions, topics of interest and information for the survey or new use cases.
This workshop is organised by the Digital Humanities and Digital Cultural Heritage Working Group.