Guiding the Wave: Academic Librarians’ Practical Role in Digital Humanities
2013 Association of College and Research Libraries Conference
Indianapolis, IN • April 10-13, 2013
Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S. • University of South Carolina Lancaster
This engaging poster session focuses on LIS-centric projects that support the mission of a digital cultural study focusing on the international development of Korean popular culture (Hallyu – Korean wave). Digital archiving, undergraduate teaching and learning, scholarly communication, social media tools, and digital documentation (digital-born preservation) are only a few of many skills an academic librarian can bring to digital humanities projects. Attendees will discuss how these skills have been applied to this unique study at a private liberal arts university.
Last month I sharedwhy my background in Library and Information Science matches so well with the mission and work of KPK: Kpop Kollective. One of the roles I play is information provider (billed “Research and Information Clearinghouse” on that fine chart from last month’s blog). More and more frequently, visitors to our site are government employees, graduate students, and university faculty members from all over the world who have a strong academic interest in Hallyu. Since July 2011, I have been collecting and organizing citations of conference presentations, scholarly articles, book chapters and books covering all aspects of Hallyu, including popular music, television, fans, and more. In an upcoming series of posts, I’ll be sharing with you unannotated citations of items that I’ve discovered as I’ve mined information.