Editors

John W. White and Heather Gilbert

Document Type

Book Chapter/Section

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries

ISBN

9781557537515

First Page

127

Last Page

148

Abstract

The Digital Humanities Task Force at the University of Colorado Boulder was charged with investigating and reporting on digital humanities activities and needs on campus and formulating evidence-based recommendations for how the Libraries might partner with other campus units to provide support. The task force took a multimodal approach to this work, employing environmental scans, surveys, interviews, and other techniques to gather the richest possible data set upon which to base its analysis. A clear and nuanced picture of user needs and service gaps emerged from the combined findings, pointing to five high-level goals for a digital humanities initiative, upon which the recommendations were based: foster community, develop strategic partnerships, build technical infrastructure, create support services, and develop mechanisms to evaluate alternative scholarly outputs. The task force’s data-driven approach resulted in a strong foundation for the future of this initiative.

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