Libraries As Research Partner in Digital Humanities

Libraries As Research Partner in Digital Humanities

Libraries and other cultural heritage organisations (CHOs) and their staff occupy a central role in digital humanities. Given the importance many of these organisations attach to their role as supporters of research, a case can be made for the opportunity and need for libraries and their staff to position and assert themselves as partners in research.

This full-day pre-conference, to be held in The Hague on 8 July, aims to address the complexities of positioning libraries (and other CHOs) as digital humanities research partners. The question of CHOs and librarians as service providers or partners is a well-established, rich territory, with implications for labour and status. However, many are still finding their place in digital humanities due to questions of institutional commitments and external expectations. This pre-conference invites contributions addressing the topic of building trustworthy and sustainable research partnerships in digital (humanities) research that recognize the expertise of CHO staff.

The KB Lab is hosting this DH2019 preconference workshop. Please register through the DH2019 website:



All information - including the call for papers - is available at

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