Thomas C. Wilson
Associate Dean for Library Technology
University of Alabama
Librarians and humanists have a long history of affinity, and both library resources and research in the humanities have evolved. While working with “collections” remains relevant to both, the nature of working with them has changed, and the need for collaboration has increased. This natural affinity and the need for bringing together people with an array of skill sets led the University of Alabama to create the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, a collaboration of faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Libraries, and the Office for Information Technology. This presentation will illustrate the process of engaging faculty, building a space (physical and intellectual), equipping it with relevant technology, and growing a community.