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Integrating Informatics in Humanities Activities and Research

Stephen Paling, Sarah Buchanan and Catherine Larkin

(Submission #77)


Abstract

This blended theoretical and application-oriented panel will focus on the technologies, metadata standards, and professional tools useful in facilitating humanities activities and research for scholarly and general audiences. Humanities projects are currently being developed with new technical components which enhance overall scholarly use and relevance in this digital era. While digital library and collection projects have been developed on an individual and institutional level, work remains to be done in the area of broad pedagogical goals and community-driven expectations. Characteristics of the humanities disciplines - including the visual arts, history, and literature - will be analyzed with a focus on contextualizing those areas most applicable for digital activity modules and learning activities. This panel would consider how recent advances in digital humanities scholarship can align with ASIS&T members' expertise in interface design, retrieval, and users' information-seeking behavior. Activities related to the description of study objects including cataloging and subject alignment will be assessed and interrogated. Building on the concepts introduced at a 2008 AM panel discussion (http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM08/papers/45.html), this panel will feature presenters' work toward bringing humane information resources both digitized and born-digital to web-based portals, and will advance a community-based information needs appraisal. An analysis of how the digital humanities can further support SIG-Arts & Humanities members' endeavors and research initiatives in a professional capacity will also be presented.

Categories

Program Track:  Track 6 - Information and Society: Economic, Political, Social Issues
Submission Type:  Panel Proposal

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