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Contribution to Book



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18 p.

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IGI Global

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Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries

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doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8444-7


The Gothic Archive is the flagship digital humanities project for the Marquette University library. The project was birthed from a simple digital collection, and through the partnership of faculty and librarians, was transformed into something more. The core tenets of digital collection creation were adhered to in order to create a solid foundation upon which to build the Archive. The expertise of both groups and communication were key in the evolution of the collection, and in discovering and highlighting the relationships between the objects. This case study reviews the steps Marquette took in creating the collection and taking it to the level of digital humanities project.


Accepted version. This chapter appears in Supporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries, edited by Kathleen Sacco, Scott S. Richmond, Sara Parme, and Kerrie Fergen Wilkes. DOI. This chapter is © 2015 IGI Global, Posted by permission of the publisher.