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Wednesday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Everything Old is New Again: Developing Humanities Data Collections

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As humanities scholars incorporate digital methods in their research and teaching, librarians are trying to keep up. Humanities librarians are accustomed to purchases of full-text databases (when they can be afforded) or finding data resources on the open web, but may not be considering current print collections as potential sources of data for digital humanities work. This Lively Lunch session will use the presenters’ experiences with humanities data collection development as preliminary provocations for a discussion that will center around evaluation of data sources, the need for policies or procedures for data creation, the importance of user-centered and ethical data collection development, what humanities librarians might learn from social science and science data policies, whether digital humanities projects should be considered collections, and the potential relationship with scholarly publishing policies.

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Jonathan Cain

Head of Data Services, University of Oregon
Interested in digital scholarship and data, social equity, technology and diaspora communities. Information policy and access. I am interested in opportunities relating to nonprofit organizations and impact on disenfranchised populations, entrepreneurship for public benefit.
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John Russell

Digital Humanities Librarian, Penn State University

Wednesday November 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:00pm EST
Cooper Room, Courtyard Marriott Hotel 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401