Neil Fraistat is our latest guest blogger: he writes here about the growth of digital scholarship and an approach to developing digital competencies through the digital humanities centre. As with Sharon McDonough's recent guest blogpost for Piirus, the importance of community comes to the fore. Digital Humanities (DH) centres, of course, have long … [Read more...] about Data first: remodelling the digital humanities centre
We've heard recently from our Arts and Humanities correspondent about the project to digitise the Vatican's documents. Digitisation is a growing phenomena and there are many reasons why it might be carried out, leading to a variety of approaches. This post takes a look at some of the possible motivations that might lead to digitisation: Piirus is all about … [Read more...] about Why choose to digitise? 7 motivations to balance if you’re collaborating.
In my recent Piirus blogpost reporting on this year’s IMC in Kalamazoo, I stressed the importance of digitization projects, especially for scholars working in the Humanities. These are producing and providing digital facsimilies of prominent valuable historical sources, from individual manuscripts to entire collections and libraries. One great advantage of … [Read more...] about Everyone’s digitizing: here is one eminent new example!