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Archives Alive!: Adding Scalability to Digital Humanities Scholarship, Undergraduate Engagement, and Librarian/Faculty Collaboration
Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2014 Membership Meeting (2014)
  • Tom Keegan, University of Iowa
  • Jennifer Wolfe, University of Iowa
Abstract
This presentation includes the results of a collaboration between library staff and IDEAL (Iowa Digital Engagement and Learning) faculty that extends a manuscript transcription crowd-sourcing project, DIY History, into the undergraduate classroom. Archives Alive!, a month-long curriculum module for freshmen Rhetoric students, uses DIY History to teach research, writing, and presentation skills through a series of digitally-engaged tasks. Students not only work with primary source materials, but become part of the collaborative effort to build and enhance them. Piloted in 2013 with two courses, the project has grown to nearly 20 classes totaling 400 students. Scalable, interdisciplinary, and open access, the assignment can be re-used and adapted for instructors at any institution interested in experimenting with digital humanities pedagogy grounded in library collections of primary sources.
Keywords
  • assignments,
  • digital humanities,
  • education
Publication Date
December, 2014
Citation Information
Tom Keegan and Jennifer Wolfe. "Archives Alive!: Adding Scalability to Digital Humanities Scholarship, Undergraduate Engagement, and Librarian/Faculty Collaboration" Coalition for Networked Information Fall 2014 Membership Meeting (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tom_keegan/4/