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LUCDH Lunchtime Speaker Series 2020 (6)

Wednesday 1 April 2020
12:00 (noon) - 13:00
Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Conference Room 2.60
Assoc. Prof. Katy Kavanagh Webb, Joyner Library, E. Carolina Univ.

Data, Video, Coding, Digital Humanities: Libraries are Spaces to Create


As the purveyors of literacy on campus, the library may be a central location where students will come for help with multimodal assignments; similarly, faculty members may turn to the library to assist with digital humanities or projects using data. Libraries are coming up with innovative ways to engage patrons in this dialog and teach technology skills to their users. Some are creating creative spaces, such as data visualization labs, digital humanities labs, makerspaces, media labs, and knowledge markets. Others are hiring a librarian or technical staff to consult with users.

This talk will be an overview of some of these innovative spaces with a focus on Digital Humanities Labs, as well as an introduction of services generally offered by libraries that build media and data literacy.

The presenter will draw on the case studies from her research and a book on the topic entitled, Development of Creative Spaces in Academic Libraries: A Decisionmaker’s Guide, published in 2018. This book is available to read from the University of Leiden Library.

All welcome, but please email lucdh@hum.leidenuniv.nl to let us know you would like to attend so we have sufficient chairs. 

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