Collaborative Context: the CIC Digital Humanities Summit – a working session

The CIC Digital Humanities Summit is being held the week before OSU THATCamp and a few of us will be attending both events.  The purpose of the Summit is to form a stronger CIC faculty community and networks in digital humanities and identify potential collaborative research opportunities in digital humanities that cross CIC universities.  This working session will offer an opportunity for those attending the Summit and THATCamp to share what happened there with OSU colleagues and hear what you think about opportunities and gaps for engaging in cooperative projects with other institutions. In the context of what we learned at the Summit, Louie Ulman, Harmony Bench and I will be asking you to help us identify where the OSU community might engage with other CIC institutions and where there might be a leadership role for us. 

“Problem”:  How might OSU engage and lead digital humanities initiatives in the CIC.


  • Are you collaborating with other CIC institutions on any of your digital humanities projects?  How have those cooperative efforts gone?
  • What might be preventing you from reaching out to your colleagues at other institutions to start up, be included in or include others in a project?
  • As University leadership asks those of us who attended the Summit to report back on opportunities and gaps, what do you want to make sure they know about collaborating with the CIC?
  • What could the University do to encourage you to participate or lead a cooperative project?

In addition to gathering information to include in our evaluation of the Summit, we hope that this session will get participants to reflect on the nature of collaborations and ways to ensure their success.


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About carter.1088

As a librarian/archivist, I have been interested in the digital humanities for years. I'm very interested in any project that can make special collections (rare books, photographs, manuscripts, posters, theater programs, scrapbooks, records, film and video, audio recordings, ephemera, etc) available to a wider audience. I was one of the first to contribute collections to the Kentuckiana Digital Library, worked with Kentucky Educational Television to digitize their videos and explore digital asset management, and worked to integrate special collections seamlessly into the discovery environment at the North Carolina State University Libraries. This included starting to explore large scale digitization, geolocation of photos and architecture drawings, automating metadata generation and 3D projects based on historic 2D drawings.