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Project MUSE: IU Digital Humanities

Student Resources


Digital Library Specialization at SLIS

Additional Technology Training

UITS offers a number of “STEPS” workshops on various technologies relevant to digital libraries and digital humanities. These workshops are free to students and a great way to supplement your course work and training in SLIS. UITS also offers certifications, which can look good on a résumé.Example workshops include:
  • XHTML: The Basics
  • XHTML: Structure & Description
  • XHTML: Web Forms
  • Cascading Style Sheets: The Basics
  • Cascading Style Sheets: Layout & Design
  • Perl: The Basics
  • CGI: The Basics
  • vi: Unix Text Editing
More details may be found at:

Getting Started

  • Start building web pages and learn about XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. Do this on your own, not just in classes, and start now establishing a Web-based portfolio of work.
  • Follow the relevant mailing lists and articles in D-Lib and other relevant journals.
  • Read online tutorials and introductions about XML, METS, MODS, Dublin Core, RDF, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, and other relevant standards.
  • Seek internship opportunities with IU Digital Library Program or with digital projects at the Lilly Library, IU Archives, other units on campus, and local institutions.


Source: John A. Walsh, Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University


Program Resources

Digital Humanities is a discipline that studies the use of information and communication technologies in the creation and analysis of humanities data, including literary texts, historical data, the visual arts, music, and so on.  Digital Humanities can involve the creation of digital thematic research collections (e.g., the Rossetti Archive or the Blake Archive, the development of tools for the analysis and visualization of humanities data, the study of the evolution of the book in the age of the internet and new media, or the study of the impact of digital tools and resources on the nature of humanities scholarship.


  • Researchers/Scholars/Educators
  • Administrators (project development, budgeting, grant-writing, etc.)
  • Project Managers
  • Metadata Experts
  • Usability Experts and Interface Designers
  • Web Developers
  • Programmers and Systems Analysts
  • Digitization and Imaging Specialists
  • Systems Administrators

Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise that are useful for Digital Library Work

  • Collection Development
  • Programming
  • Web Design and Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Grant-Writing
  • Usability/HCI
  • Copyright
  • XML and related standards
  • Systems Architecture
  • Organization and Representation of Information
  • Database
  • Metadata theory and standards (e.g., Dublin Core, METS, MODS, TEI, EAD, RDF)
  • Search Engines and Text Indexing
  • Interface Design
  • Digitization Standards and Formats for various media types (text, image, audio, video)

Indiana University-Bloomington  Resources

Online Discussion Lists/Forums

Blogs / Twitter: The following list is a random sampling of blogs and/or Twitter feeds by digital humanities scholars. A more comprehensive list is the Digital Humanities Compendium, which is used to harvest material for Digital Humanities Now



Source: John A. Walsh, Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University



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