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Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations

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Brian Doherty


Information Science References


Hershey, PA, USA

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The field of digital humanities has been rapidly expanding over the course of the last decade. As such, academic institutions have been working to identify ways of supporting these new endeavors in a time of economic struggles. The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) at Hamilton College was conceived as one possible model of supporting digital humanities scholarship at a liberal arts institution. The DHi model relies heavily on collaboration among different teams in the Library and Information Technology Services across campus, and with institutions across the United States. DHi also has international partnerships that promote its goals in research, learning, and public humanities. This chapter will describe the various collaborations of DHi and offer suggestions for how others can implement similar support models at their institutions.


This chapter appeared on pages 31-60 of:

Doherty, Brian, ed. Technology-Centered Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations. Hershey, PA : Information Science Reference, 2016.

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Hamilton Areas of Study

Africana Studies, Cinema and Media Studies

Hamilton Sponsoring Organization

Digital Humanities Initiative

Hamilton Office Affiliation

Library and Information Technology Services