This presentation will outline collaborative digital humanities projects initiated at Kent State over the last year. One project currently underway is focused on an independent research project led by a faculty member from the Department of English, focusing on a collection of nineteenth century women's insane asylum memoirs. Initial discussions with the faculty member and the Digital Projects Librarian centered around the expectations of a DH project, including who would complete the high resolution scanning and post-production work. Part of the first conversations touched on the current availability and capacity of the digital projects student workers, who ultimately are completing the work involved, and expected timelines of deliverables, particularly within the scenario of using existing resources (personnel, equipment and software). This project has also served an important role of being a DH project guinea pig within the digital initiatives unit, balancing this work with other more time-sensitive work that is on-going.
Presentation at Digital Library Federation Forum 2019, Tampa, Florida