SPEC Kit 326 provides a snapshot of research library experiences with digital scholarship centers or services that support the humanities (e.g., history, art, music, film, literature, philosophy, religion, etc.) and the benefits and challenges of hosting them. The survey asked ARL libraries about the organization of these services, how they are staffed and funded, what services they offer and to whom, what technical infrastructure is provided, whether the library manages or archives the digital resources produced, and how services are assessed, among other questions. This SPEC Kit includes documentation from respondents that describes the mission or purpose of digital humanities centers, the services offered, policies and procedures, examples of digital projects, fellowship and grant opportunities, promotional materials, and repositories for digital projects.
This publication is available for purchase in both online and print versions. Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2013.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.
Link to the online SPEC Kit 326 on the ARL Digital Publications website.
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- SPEC Kit 220: Internet Training in ARL Libraries (March 1997)
- SPEC Kit 218: Information Technology Policies (October 1996)
- SPEC Kit 216: Role of Libraries in Distance Education (July 1996)
- SPEC Kit 217: Electronic Reserves (October 1996)
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- SPEC Kit 209: Library Photocopy Operations (July 1995)