Thomas C. Wilson
Associate Dean, Branch Libraries and Digital Student Services
University of Alabama
Drawing from recent publications on digital humanities centers, professional debates, research on innovation, and experiences at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center (ADHC), this presentation will raise challenging issues related to library involvement in digital humanities (DH) work and DH approaches and illustrate with lessons learned from the development and growth of the ADHC. The discussion will attempt to decouple specific DH issues from humanities challenges in general, recast the DH reach to humanities more generally (as opposed to discipline specific), and highlight the roles that libraries and librarians can play in creating DH infrastructure within the larger organization.