Reinventing research? Information Practices in the Humanities, New Trends in eHumanities

Sally Wyatt, KNAW eHumanities Group


April 7, 2011

Reinventing research? Information Practices in the Humanities
Sally Wyatt will discuss the findings of the report of the same title. The report aims to improve our understanding of how researchers in the humanities find, access, use and share information. Centred around six case studies of users of a resource, members of a department or participants within a research field, each case presents several viewpoints on the changing nature of research. It is clear that new information behaviours are developing. Researchers make increasing use of digital resources, and are collaborating in more open configurations. However, some challenges remain, and researchers are not always able to make the most of the new tools that are available to them. The report was prepared by the researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and Oxford e-Research Centre, University of Oxford; UCL Centre for Digital Humanities and the Department of Information Studies, University College, London; e-Humanities Group, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW). The research was supported by the Research Information Network and British Library.