Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/spring-2017 for more information.
Tuesday, April 4 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Capacity Building for Digital Scholarship Services

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"Building Capacity for Digital Humanities in the Library: A 'Learn by Doing' Approach" (Sanders)

Using the Claremont Colleges Library (CCL) as a case study, this presentation will offer ideas and suggestions about how to build capacity within the library and the broader campus community to support and advance digital humanities projects and digital scholarship, more broadly. The CCL has taken a “learn by doing” approach, offering a five-week short course in DH, encouraging library staff to work on their own digital humanities projects, and providing dedicated time for these exploratory endeavors. In the short course that launched the digital scholarship professional development series, participants examined a variety of digital research methods, including data visualization, spatial and temporal visualizations, network analysis, and topic modeling. Each week, this seminar-style course asked librarians and staff to consider how scholars in various fields might employ these approaches and how each method may be used within the context of librarianship. The professional development series will be presented, along with commentary about what has worked well so far and lessons learned. This presentation will be useful for administrators at institutions that already offer a suite of services to support digital scholarship. It will be especially applicable for those at institutions that are interested but unsure how to begin, particularly when there are few, if any, positions dedicated to digital scholarship.

"Experimenting with Digital Scholarship Service at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library: Challenges and Future Directions" (Lam)

On March 17, 2016, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library launched its first Digital Scholarship Lab at the Library as one of the key components of the Library's Digital Scholarship Service. Digital scholarship research is not very active at the University, and the Library sees a niche to offer support in this arena. The Lab is to provide a cutting-edge space for researchers in all disciplines to gather and immerse in digital scholarship research and other collaborative research work. It is also intended to create opportunities to engage faculty and researchers to foster collaborations in digital scholarship projects. A range of services is also offered to promote digital scholarship research; both research-related and teaching-related activities are held in the lab. After one year of operation, there have been both successes and challenges. This presentation will discuss how the library tackled the challenges encountered in building the lab, how the lab is equipped to facilitate flexibility and collaboration, the services offered, the journey to experiment different modes of operation (including staffing), the efforts made to engage scholars and researchers, the successes that have been achieved, and the lessons learned. Use cases and data will be presented to show how research support services and the roles of librarians in supporting digital scholarship research have been transformed.

Intro to Digital Humanities short course for librarians: http://dhatccl101.com
Digital Scholarship Workshop Materials: http://libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/digitalscholarship/ http://lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/libraries/ul/dsl

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Louisa Lam

Head of Research Support & Digital Initiatives, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
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Ashley Sanders

Director of the Claremont Colleges Digital Research Studio, Claremont University Consortium
In addition to serving as the Director of the Claremont Colleges Digital Research Studio, I am also a comparative colonial historian and a faculty member in History and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. I'm happy to talk about anything related to DH/Digital Scholarship... Read More →

Tuesday April 4, 2017 8:45am - 9:45am MDT
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