Coalition for Networked Information
The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) held two sessions of an Executive Roundtable on “Supporting Digital Humanities” just prior to the start of this membership meeting. Many more of our members were interested in attending this limited registration event than we could accommodate. While we will produce a written summary of the Roundtable, this session is intended to summarize and to some extent synthesize what we heard and what we learned. I’ll review the questions that framed the Roundtable and the major themes that surfaced.
The focus of the Roundtable was to understand institutional approaches and strategies for supporting new research methods and modes of scholarly communication (shorthanded as “digital humanities”) in the humanities at scale, as opposed to in settings where a few faculty receive specialized intensive support in the context of a research grant or some form of highly selective institute. This includes questions of new or different organizational structures, collaborations, funding and staffing.