Digitisation Projects: Introduction
Institutional Strategies for Universities
I would like to gratefully acknowledge Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Strategist, for his contributions to this guide.
UCD Library, through the development of the UCD Digital Library (http://digital.ucd.ie) has built up extensive expertise and experience in the area of digitisation projects. As such, the Library can help to assist and support researchers who may wish to create a digital collection; it can provide infrastructure for some digital collections and advise on alternatives; and it can also assist researchers in preparing funding proposals that may incorporate digital “solutions”.
This guide outlines the various options available to those undertaking digitisation projects, considering the entire workflow from planning, hosting, copyright, digital imaging, metadata, software, web publishing tools etc.
Digital Tools and Approaches to Connect and Transform Your Research
UCD Library, with support from UCD Research, is organising a series of workshops bringing together those in the Humanities and Social Sciences who wish to learn and experiment with a range of technologies to enhance their research. While the term “Digital Humanities” is often used to describe this field, the technologies can be used in a wide range of disciplines e.g. Business, Health, Agriculture; this workshop series is open to researchers in all disciplines.
The workshops will include hands-on exploration of many of the tools mentioned in both this and the GIS Library guide.
Please visit our schedule at ucd.libcal.com/events - there is no advance booking system - places are now offered in the order of arrival of people to the workshop
We are fortunate in again having Shawn Day, Digital Humanities Strategist, assist us with this workshop series. Shawn lectures in Digital Humanities at University College Cork fostering scholarship in Digital and Medical Humanities and Social Computing.
Shawn's research interests include: Spatial Humanities, Historical Geography, Economic History, History of Health and Medicine, Medical Humanities, Data Visualisation, Information Architecture, Social Computing and Informatics. Shawn has been involved in a number of successful and innovative digital humanities projects including large manuscript census databases in the 1871/1891 census project (University of Guelph - Canada), the TAPoR text analysis portal project, the Canadian Network for Economic History (CNEH) and the Network for Canadian History and the Environment (NiCHE) and most recently the Digital Humanities Observatory (DHO) - a Project of the Royal Irish Academy.