Gale, a Cengage company workshop: Where do we fit in? Overcoming barriers in Digital Humanities and putting the Library at the centre of digital scholarship.

20 Mar 2019
10:30 - 12:00
Franks Room

Gale, a Cengage company workshop: Where do we fit in? Overcoming barriers in Digital Humanities and putting the Library at the centre of digital scholarship.

Digital Humanities represent an outstanding opportunity for an academic library to firmly place themselves at the heart of digital scholarship in their institution and support one of the fastest-growing aspects of modern humanities scholarship.

Digitised primary sources have been genuinely transformative; enabling academics to search millions of pages from hundreds of libraries without ever leaving their desk and enabling research outputs previously impossible to imagine. With the changes in scholarly behaviour driven by digitised primary sources, the behaviour of content providers and publishers, like Gale, has had to adapt in line.

The development of the Gale Primary Sources platform for example illustrates how our investment in technology improves discovery, analysis, and workflow while setting the bar for digital primary source analysis and data visualisation with tools like cross-archival searching and term clusters. More recently, the mainstream adoption of Digital Humanities techniques is beginning to change the way that the majority of scholars interact with primary sources, while at the same time, uncovering challenges to the modern library.

You are warmly invited to participate in this workshop to learn how Gale is collaborating with academics and libraries to overcome these challenges by developing tools and services to support the ever-growing desire to research and teach humanities disciplines with digital methods. Come and share your experiences of library transformation in the support of Digital Humanities and hear case studies of existing research and teaching.

You can register for this workshop via this form, or delegates are welcome to turn up on the day.