Jane Burns (RCSI and UCD) shares her knowledge and experience of digital humanities and examines awareness of this new and emerging field in Irish libraries.
Jane’s insightful article is published in New Review of Academic Librarianship and she will talk on this topic at the seminar Academic Librarians Communicating in the 21st Century: Perspectives from the New Review of Academic Librarianship at Maynooth University Library on the 20th October 2016. While the seminar is free booking is essential.
In this case study, relevant findings from research that sought to determine the level of awareness of digital humanities in Irish Libraries is examined. The research project, The Mary Martin Diary, is highlighted as an example of a multidisciplinary collaboration project that utilized library communication skills, project management skills, digital humanities tools and techniques, as well as other online resources in its development. These skills and tools have the potential to be applied to similar projects that librarians engage in. Recommendations derived from this research highlight the practical application of skills for information professionals and their roles in the development and promotion of digital humanities content for research, teaching, and learning in the modern academic library (abstract by Jane Burns