March 16, 2017
UF’s Smathers Libraries supports a wide range of scholarly activities, including Digital Humanities, which is the study of humanities in the era of Big Data research.
An example of digital humanities in action at UF is the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), an archive of diverse materials from around the world, including antique newspapers and science publications. UF and its partner institutions provide open access to many rare materials, now preserved forever through digitalization. The UFDC has more than 300 digital collections consisting of 12 million pages, on 78,000 subjects.
Smathers holds digital humanities and digital curation workshops for those interested in learning more about the field and integrating digital collections into their work. Smathers digital scholarship faculty and staff work with humanities faculty and students campus-wide to support innovative, digital research, teaching, and public-facing projects that employ tools ranging from text-mining and supercomputing to digital exhibitions and podcasting. Workshop dates and descriptions are available on their Workshop webpage. The UF Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) is a central group for sharing ideas and developing collaborations. The DHWG email list is open to all. Use this link to subscribe.
Please contact Laurie Taylor, digital scholarship librarian, with any questions regarding UF’s digital humanities resources.