• “And There Was a Large Number of People”: The Occom Circle Project at the Dartmouth College Library

    Author(s):
    Laura R. Braunstein (see profile) , Peter Carini, Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    Computer Studies in Language and Literature, Digital Humanities, TM Libraries and Research
    Subject(s):
    Native American education, Native American literatures, Native American studies
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    digital archive, digital infrastructure
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6P52T
    Abstract:
    The Dartmouth College Library’s Occom Circle Project produced a scholarly digital edition of the papers of Samson Occom (1723–1792), a Mohegan Indian and the most widely published Native American writer of the 18th century. This chapter describes the development of the Dartmouth College Library’s project management process. The Library at the time of this writing did not have a separate digital humanities department, program, or center, but it has a long tradition of producing digital projects. It is still in the early stages of developing staff dedicated to leading and supporting large-scale, ongoing digital humanities projects. The Occom Circle Project provides a case study in organizational change and an example of how subject specialists and department liaisons can work within their libraries’ existing cultures to develop new skills and connections to support and foster the digital humanities.
    Notes:
    link to open access edition of book collection http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/publications/booksanddigitalresources/digital/9780838987681_humanities_OA.pdf
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Book chapter    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 days ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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