A literature review in digital humanities computing

Rinnovati, Laura A literature review in digital humanities computing., 2007 (Unpublished) [Preprint]


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The research start from the necessity to define with clarity what is digital humanities considering that digital humanities comprise the study of what happens when computers are as a means of solving humanist’s information problems. In the digital humanities, humanists play the role of both consumer and contributor and creator of intellectual works as digital libraries, seeking and using information in new ways and generating new types of products, many of which are specialized resources for access to research information, although many humanists haven’t technical knowledge’s and relevant faculties in computing. In fact computing and digitisation are transforming not only the condition of work for humanists, but also the ways in which humanists think and their disciplines are configured. The digital world has grown radically in the last few years and become part of what most humanists do and both enable and compel the way of research and create new instruments to work for them. So the ongoing revolution in information and communication technologies (ICTs) has fundamentally altered the work of scholars and researchers and the humanist now populate Internet with many discussion groups that address the specialised needs of the non-technical disciplines, including their uses of computing. It is important study humanities users, and their interactions with digital information, and in virtual environments, to gain a fuller understanding of the nature of their information work, their corpus-based informative resources.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Digital humanities computing
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CE. Literacy.
Depositing user: Laura Rinnovati
Date deposited: 30 Oct 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12452


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