The Library Beyond the Book

Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels.

Author: Jeffrey T. Schnapp


ISBN: 0674725034

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels. They combine the cultural history of libraries with innovations at metaLAB, a research group at the forefront of digital humanities.

Information and Knowledge Organisation in Digital Humanities

“Friending the Past: The Sense of History and Social Computing.” New Literary History 42 (1): ... The Library Beyond the Book (Metalabprojects). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 3 Stone, Lawrence. 1979.

Author: Koraljka Golub

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000521191

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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Information and Knowledge Organisation explores the role of knowledge organisation in the digital humanities. By focusing on how information is described, represented and organised in both research and practice, this work furthers the transdisciplinary nature of digital humanities. Including contributions from Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and the Middle East, the volume explores the potential uses of, and challenges involved in, applying the organisation of information and knowledge in the various areas of Digital Humanities. With a particular focus on the digital worlds of cultural heritage collections, the book also includes chapters that focus on machine learning, knowledge graphs, text analysis, text annotations and network analysis. Other topics covered include: semantic technologies, conceptual schemas and data augmentation, digital scholarly editing, metadata creation, browsing, visualisation and relevance ranking. Most importantly, perhaps, the book provides a starting point for discussions about the impact of information and knowledge organisation and related tools on the methodologies used in the Digital Humanities field. Information and Knowledge Organisation is intended for use by researchers, students and professionals interested in the role information and knowledge organisation plays in the Digital Humanities. It will be essential reading for those working in library and information science, computer science and across the humanities. The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Digital Cities The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo Humanities

In particular, titles in the metaLABprojects series – these include HyperCities (Presner et al., 2014), Graphesis (Drucker, 2014), and The Library Beyond the Book (Schnapp and Battles, 2014) – are indications of how far the field has ...

Author: Benjamin Fraser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137524553

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

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This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured.

Friending the Past

metaLABprojects. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. ————. ... Charlottesville, NC: Johanna Drucker, 2005. Page images available online from Artists' Books Online. ... PLOS: Public Library of Science, March 21, 2016.

Author: Alan Liu

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226452005

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Can today’s society, increasingly captivated by a constant flow of information, share a sense of history? How did our media-making forebears balance the tension between the present and the absent, the individual and the collective, the static and the dynamic—and how do our current digital networks disrupt these same balances? Can our social media, with its fleeting nature, even be considered social at all? In Friending the Past, Alan Liu proposes fresh answers to these innovative questions of connection. He explores how we can learn from the relationship between past societies whose media forms fostered a communal and self-aware sense of history—such as prehistorical oral societies with robust storytelling cultures, or the great print works of nineteenth-century historicism—and our own instantaneous present. He concludes with a surprising look at how the sense of history exemplified in today’s JavaScript timelines compares to the temporality found in Romantic poetry. Interlaced among these inquiries, Liu shows how extensive “network archaeologies” can be constructed as novel ways of thinking about our affiliations with time and with each other. These conceptual architectures of period and age are also always media structures, scaffolded with the outlines of what we mean by history. Thinking about our own time, Liu wonders if the digital, networked future can sustain a similar sense of history.