Digital Humanities Lab News

June 21, 2016

"Heuristic Evaluation for Digital Humanities Projects"

June 21 at 2:00pm in the DHLab (SML 316)

During DHLab Office Hours, Alexandra Provo presented on the evaluation of digital humanities projects, with Photogrammar as her case study. Borrowing from user experience research methods, Alex conducted a heuristic evaluation of Photogrammar using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and a list of digital humanities learning outcomes as her criteria. Her presentation outlined the evaluation methodology and gave an overview of several of the project's strengths and opportunities.

This talk was co-sponsored by the DHLab and the Yale University Library Reference, Instruction, & Outreach (RIO) Committee.


Alexandra Provo holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute, where she focused on art documentation. She is currently the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University's Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library and the Yale Center for British Art Reference Library & Archives. She also works on Florentine Renaissance Drawings: A Linked Catalogue for the Semantic Web as the project manager. She previously served as the project manager for Linked Jazz. Other experience includes positions as a Remote Contributor for Artsy’s Art Genome Project and a photograph cataloger at Harvard University's Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy.

Post on June 16, 2016 - 6:36pm |

June 20, 2016

"Locating the Literary History of Word Processing
(Hint: It's Not in Special Collections)"

June 20 at 10:30-11:30am in Yale Center for British Art, Lecture Hall

Matthew Kirschenbaum will discuss what it means to do scholarship at the intersection of literary and technological history, working with floppy disks, tipsters, museum curators, journalists, LexisNexis, writers, editors, old computers bought on eBay, a former speech writer for Newt Gingrich, a billionaire, and multiple pairs of unseen hands. In the talk, he will also describe the research process for his recent book, Track Changes: A Literary History of Word Processing.

The event is open to the public and is sponsored by the Born Digital Working Group as part of a series to train staff and increase awareness of the issues, challenges, and opportunities related to born-digital materials.


Matthew Kirschenbaum is Associate Professor of English at the University of Maryland and Associate Director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH). He is also a member of the teaching faculty at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School. In addition to Track Changes (2016), he is the author of Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination (2008) and was a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow.

Post on June 8, 2016 - 3:08pm |