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Digital Humanities Data Curation

The Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes project will facilitate a multi-institutional collaboration between MITH and the University Libraries at UMD, the Women Writers Project (WWP) at Brown University, and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to provide three workshops during 2013.

The practice of cutting-edge humanities research increasingly involves acquisition, synthesis, and management of data in digital form. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills of information science, librarianship, and archival science represent a vital component of the skill set that will be required to succeed in the rapidly transforming landscape of the academy and the wider society.

Digital Humanities Data Curation institutes will serve as opportunities for participants with all levels of expertise—from beginners to the most advanced—to receive guidance in understanding the role of data curation in enriching humanities research projects. By the conclusion of each institute, participants will be adept at formulating solutions for existing challenges and will be able to document their data curation strategies in the form of data curation plans and strategic risk assessments, a key element of innovative digital scholarship.

Applications to join this cohort of scholars focused on discipline-specific curation practices and skills will be announced in late fall 2012 with the Institute beginning in Spring 2013. The Digital Humanities Data Curation Institutes project is supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities Institutes for Advanced Topics grant (2012).

Participating People

  • Trevor Muñoz
  • Kirsten Keister
  • Julia Flanders , Women's Writers Project, Brown University
  • Dorothea Salo, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Megan Senseney, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Alison Fenlon, Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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