The Digital Humanities: Implications for Librarians, Libraries, and Librarianship 

The Digital Humanities: Implications for Librarians, Libraries, and Librarianship, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

I am happy to report that our special issue on digital humanities was published as a monograph on December 11, 2018. I would like to thank my co-editor, Christopher Millson-Martula for inviting me to participate in the special issue of College & Undergraduate Libraries.


Source: The Digital Humanities: Implications for Librarians, Libraries, and Librarianship, 1st Edition (Hardback) – Routledge


Plan on Managing Your Data with the DMPTool

The folks at the DMPTool just released the latest version of the DMPTool. A data management plan (DMP) is a necessary document that outlines what you will do with your data during and after a research project. It is required to meet institutional and grant agency requirements. Having a DMP is essential for today’s researchers in managing their data, applying for grants, and preserving the data for subsequent use by other researchers.

For those of you who would like an overview of the new features, a webinar (now archived) was presented by Stephanie Simms from the California Digital Library and DMPTool on Tuesday, March 13th: Data Management Plans 2.0: Helping You Manage Your Data.

Source: Plan on Managing Your Data – University Libraries

Resilience and Engagement in an Era of Uncertainty – CNI Midwinter Meeting

I posted to my work blog an overview of Clifford Lynch’s address to the CNI Midwinter Meeting in Washington, DC December 11-12, 2017. Lynch is the Executive Director of the Coalition of Networked Information and his speech was titled “Resilience and Engagement in an Era of Uncertainty.”  Lynch outlined a number of challenges that are facing digital scholarship.

The full address can be found on YouTube:

Source: Resilience and Engagement in an Era of Uncertainty – University Libraries

PARTHENOS — training humanities researchers to manage, improve and open up research data

PARTHENOS has released a new training module to help humanities researchers manage, improve and open up research data.

“The module, which can be accessed at,  addresses concepts
such as the FAIR Principles, Open Science, and Data Management Plans, with a viewpoint specific to the Humanities. As Open Science becomes increasingly important to researchers in all disciplines, it is important that
researchers ensure that their data is compliant with good practice
guidelines and robust enough to facilitate sharing knowledge.”

Other training modules include:

  • Manage, Improve and Open Up Your Research Data
  • Introduction to Research Infrastructures
  • Management challenges in Research Infrastructures
  • Collaborations within Research Infrastructures
  • E-Humanities and E-Heritage webinar series

The training materials–such as videos and presentation slides–are available for lecturers and trainers to adopt in their own courses.

PARTHENOS stands for “Pooling Activities, Resources and Tools for Heritage E-research Networking, Optimization and Synergies”. Its goal is “strengthening the cohesion of research in the broad sector of Linguistic Studies, Humanities, Cultural Heritage, History, Archaeology and related fields through a thematic cluster of European Research Infrastructures, integrating initiatives, e-infrastructures and other world-class infrastructures, and building bridges between different, although tightly, interrelated fields.”

Source: Training Modules – Parthenos training