Libraries and the digital humanities

During the digital humanities conference I attended in Canberra in March, it struck me as odd that there wasn’t more library presence – both as presenters and delegates. In casual conversation at morning tea on the final day, ¬†Professor John Unsworth of Brandeis University in the USA (one of the keynote speakers at the conference…

Hierarchies of presence

Last week I attended the inaugural conference of the Australasian Association of the Digital Humanities, held at the Academy of Science’s Shine Dome at ANU in Canberra.¬†I was there because of the interest at MPOW in our library supporting academic research and e-research in particular is becoming increasingly important to our role as Outreach librarians…

Defining research?

Earlier this year, I attended a one day ‘Research for LIS practitioners‘ seminar put on by ALIA in Sydney. Last year, I completed a FOLIOz course in Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP), also offered by ALIA. This is a little story about the blurring of the lines between the two. One of the…