Digital Humanities at Work: A Collaborative Model for Creating Student-Scholars

Wednesday, April 01 | 9:30AM–10:20AM | Room 554
Session Type: Professional Development
Successful digital humanities initiatives often require close collaboration between faculty, students, librarians, and technologists. This session will present a model for managing research-based digital humanities projects at Wheaton College. The case study follows art history and first-year seminar students who leveraged GIS technology and Omeka, an open-source web-publishing platform, to create data-rich digital exhibitions. In doing so, they contributed valuable information to Wheaton's Permanent Collection. Faculty and staff (library and information services) collaborated to select, support, and evaluate technologies and modes of research instruction and to teach students that learning to fail and to make adjustments is critical to academic success.

OUTCOMES: Learn about a model for supporting research-based digital projects * Understand the academic and practical benefits of collaborative digital projects *Understand the importance of assessment and adjustment using case studies of GIS and Omeka


  • Amy Barlow

    Reference Librarian, Rhode Island College

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