Collaborating with Collaboratives Like Title VI

I’m hoping we can discuss ways we are, will, and want to collaborate with Title VI programs. DH is marked by many exciting features including altac careers, integration of areas that are too often separated (research, teaching, service), opportunities for collaboration, opportunities to engage with other fields to due truly innovative and cross/trans-disciplinary work, connection to public scholarship, and cross-discipline and cross-department placement.  Title VI National Resource Centers offer all of these and have been doing so for decades. Also, Title VI Centers contain long-term institutional knowledge and best practices for this sort of work, which can inform concerns about institutional placement, alignment, and integration.

DH has many incredible opportunities for collaboration, but I’d specifically like to discuss how we do, can, and are interested in collaborating with Title VI Centers given both how much we have to offer and how much we could learn.  Additionally, in a recent article in InsideHigherEd, Lee Bissette wrote about DH seeming to be English-centric and stated: “I think, more generally, DH could do more to bridge linguistic divides” (article).  Title VI Centers are just one of the many places that DH could pursue for more collaboration, but each is a one that is many and thus where collaboration is especially bountiful with so many fields, areas, and perspectives represented.

 

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About Laurie

I'm the Digital Scholarship Librarian in the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. My work focuses on data curation, digital curation, and socio-technical needs for scholarly cyberinfrastructure. I work heavily with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC), and the Open Source SobekCM software and tools. I am the Digital Scholarship Director for the international collaborative Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC).

3 Responses to Collaborating with Collaboratives Like Title VI

  1. This reminds me of similar ideas discussing diversity in DH. This could go even wider to mesh with some of the other session proposals about creating connections with local communities. I wonder what other types of centers/institutes/programs could partner and benefit from DH work?

  2. Laurie says:

    Definitely. The goals are the same in terms of collaboration, broader participation, and public scholarship, so including this with creating connections with local communities would be great.

  3. Laurie says:

    Merged with inter-institutional collaboration and link to notes are there: southeast2012.thatcamp.org/03/10/interinstitutional-collaboration/

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