Abstract

Digital humanities study applies technological tools to the study of humanities topics and allows for the exploration of new questions in ways that were not possible using traditional research models. Librarians have been active participants of the field since its inception, as they explore new ways to critically engage with information organization and information literacy instruction, and most research that focuses on the intersection between these fields takes place within research universities . In contrast, there is very little research examining digital humanities work at the community college, which primarily offers associate degrees, vocational certificates, and other workforce based training. This dissertation details the results of a nationwide survey of community college librarians and their perception and current engagement of digital humanities. The results indicate that while community college librarians are often knowledgeable about digital humanities subjects, many do not actively participate in digital humanities projects at their institutions because of barriers such as limited staffing, burnout, and the perception of the community college and its students, among others . While digital humanities practice presents multiple opportunities for the community college, practitioners must be mindful of how (and why) they engage in this work to create sustainable and relevant projects.

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Graduation Date

2022

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Lester, Connie

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Degree Program

Texts and Technology

Identifier

CFE0009271; DP0026875

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0026875

Language

English

Release Date

August 2022

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until August 2022; it will then be open access.

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