SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

For the past three years at NYU Libraries, we have been thinking deeply about how libraries can support digital scholarship in a scalable and sustainable way. My colleague, Monica McCormick, and I gave a presentation on this topic at the Digital Library Federation… Continue Reading SERVICES! for all areas of knowledge!

“Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Update: This session was videotaped and you can watch it here http://vimeo.com/album/2611239/video/79505431 Today I took part in a panel entitled “Digital humanities in higher education” at the ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship Conference 2013. This panel included Karen Calhoun (moderator), AUL Organizational Development and… Continue Reading “Digital humanities in higher education” @ ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship conference 2013,

Day of Digital Humanities, 2013

As part of the “Day of Digital Humanities, 2013″ (Monday, 4/8/2013), I’ll be blogging over here about my day of digital scholarship.

Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability

Monica McCormick and I just published an article entitled “Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability” in the Journal of Library Administration special issue “Digital Humanities in Libraries: New Models for Scholarly Engagement,” edited by Barbara Rockenbach (Columbia University).… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Scholarship in Research Libraries: Scalability and Sustainability

Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services

At the Digital Library Federation 2011 forum, Monica McCormick (NYU’s Digital Scholarly Publishing Officer) and I participated in a session called “Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library” along with colleagues from Emory University: Tim Bryson, Miriam Posner, and Alain St. Pierre.… Continue Reading Supporting Digital Humanities in the Library: Creating Sustainable & Scalable Services

Is “seamlessness” really a useful goal?

A number of us at NYU Libraries just emerged from a 2-day strategic planning retreat. We did loads of good work and have the draft of a plan that should keep us busy for the years to come. There were… Continue Reading Is “seamlessness” really a useful goal?

An infographic with poorly sourced and inaccurate “facts.”

A week or so ago I received a request from someone suggesting that my blog readers might enjoy an infographic “about how Wikipedia is redefining the way we research,” and asking for my thoughts about it. This graphic, entitled “Wikipedia… Continue Reading An infographic with poorly sourced and inaccurate “facts.”

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

In order to more intelligently advise scholars about their options for creating websites, I’ve started investigating various website hosting platforms. I want to compare features and highlight the plusses and minuses of each for blogging, website hosting, content delivery, etc.… Continue Reading WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction

Pre-print for “Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction,” College & Research Libraries. Abstract: In highly dynamic, service-oriented environments like academic libraries, much staff time is spent on initiatives to implement new products and services to meet users’ evolving needs.… Continue Reading Project Portfolio Management for Academic Libraries: A Gentle Introduction

Why understanding the Digital Humanities is key for libraries.

I just read a recent blog post by MITH Director Neil Fraistat, “The Questions(s) of Digital Humanities,” in which he discusses the Digital Humanities not just as a set of practices enacted by humanists, but as a field or discipline… Continue Reading Why understanding the Digital Humanities is key for libraries.

A patron at my own library: the view from the other side.

I’ve just started a six-month sabbatical to begin work on several projects. As I turn my attention from the daily responsibilities of my job to the professional projects I planned for this leave, I have the opportunity to look at… Continue Reading A patron at my own library: the view from the other side.

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