I’m Annie, Digital Image Metadata Librarian at UMass Amherst, member of VRA and ARLIS. I have to admit that I’ve been a reluctant cheerleader for digital humanities as a librarian, because I’m not sure how to make it my job. I am, however, a big fan of Open Access and the public domain. READ: what do I need to learn in order to help faculty, students and researchers? It’s only when I’ve come across really cool, successful projects that seem to start with a problem (rather than those that seem to be an excuse to use a solution) that my interest is really piqued. Examples:
I am interested in learning more about working with collection data. Here is a cool Twitter account that uses the MoMA collection data dump: twitter.com/modernart_exe
I have looked longingly at descriptions of Beautiful Data and so many projects of the Berkman Center, but I am still unsure about where I/my job fit into all of this.