IT and library professionals need to engage as key partners to achieve coordinated, visible, and sustained support for digital humanities at an institutional level.
BiographyQuinn Dombrowski is the Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT at UC Berkeley, the director of the DiRT digital research tools directory, and the technical editor of the DHCommons digital humanities project directory and journal. She holds a BA/MA in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Chicago, and an MLIS from the University of Illinois. Quinn has partnered with faculty on a diverse range of digital projects, including a virtual research environment for Bulgarian linguistics and folklore, a Drupal-based platform for developing digital catalogues raisonnÃƒÂ©s for art historians, and the financial papers of George Washington. She was also part of the program staff of the Mellon-funded cyberinfrastructure initiative Project Bamboo from 2008-2012. Quinn is the author of "Drupal for Humanists", a forthcoming book on using Drupal as a platform for digital humanities projects without using custom programming.
This paper outlines a practical framework for capacity building to develop institutional digital humanities support for IT staff, librarians, administrators, and faculty with administrative responsibilities.