Bethany Nowviskie responds to OCLC Research’s report, “Does every research library need a digital humanities center?” with the aptly sharp retort, “The answer, of course, is of course not.” She continues:

[T]he chief value of the report is in its clear reinforcement of the notion that a one-size-fits-all approach to digital scholarship support never fits all. This is right, and it bears repeating at a moment when smaller liberal arts colleges and Ivy-League institutions alike are clambering aboard the DH band-wagon. Monolithic approaches to the digital humanities function well precisely nowhere — not even, in fact, at the places where they are first instantiated and from which “the model” emerges for future labs and centers.

via asking for it « Bethany Nowviskie.


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