Partnering in knowledge production: roles for librarians in the digital humanities

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Bell, Emilia C. and Kennan, Mary Anne. 2021. "Partnering in knowledge production: roles for librarians in the digital humanities." Journal of the Australian Library and Information Association. 70 (2), pp. 157-176. https://doi.org/10.1080/24750158.2021.1907886
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Partnering in knowledge production: roles for librarians in the digital humanities

ERA Journal ID10637
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBell, Emilia C. (Author) and Kennan, Mary Anne (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of the Australian Library and Information Association
Australian Academic and Research Libraries
Journal Citation70 (2), pp. 157-176
Number of Pages21
Year2021
PublisherRoutledge
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN2475-0158
2475-0166
0004-8623
1839-471X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/24750158.2021.1907886
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/24750158.2021.1907886
Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to review literature from the digital humanities (DH), academic librarianship, and critical librarianship, focusing on potential roles for Australian academic librarians in the DH. After defining DH and its relationship with academic librarianship, the difference between service and collaborative models is discussed. This includes how service models characterise current perceptions of DH librarians’ roles. Findings of this review indicate that there are, indeed, roles for librarians in the DH that can contribute to scholarly partnerships. These roles build on the shared values of librarianship and the humanities and are related to the critical and theoretical foundations of the DH. Critical librarianship provides a framework for roles that can contribute to knowledge production, not just to service provision. This framework can also work towards increasing representation and accessibility in DH scholarship.

Keywordsdigital humanities; academic librarianship; critical librarianship
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020461099. Library and information studies not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsCharles Sturt University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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