An assessment of readiness for supporting digital humanities in Hong Kong academic libraries: Evaluating the potential for program development and international collaborations

Rebekah Shun Han Wong*, Haipeng Li

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Abstract

This book chapter will assess the state of digital humanities across Hong Kong academic libraries and evaluate the potential for international collaborations. A survey was administered to the eight member institutions of the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong to examine the level of engagement in digital humanities, support structure at their institutions, partnership opportunities, etc. Survey respondents indicated the importance of supporting digital humanities, but this importance has not been fully reflected on the institutional level. Hong Kong libraries have undertaken a range of activities to support digital humanities, and they embrace intra-institutional partnerships. Surveyed institutions also indicated that the potential for international collaborations, in particular, exists and is worth the efforts of further exploration. Their major challenges are building a strong faculty-librarian partnership, getting adequate financial and personnel resources, and enhancing staff experience and skills in this area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting Digital Humanities for Knowledge Acquisition in Modern Libraries
PublisherIGI Global
Pages157-180
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781466684454
ISBN (Print)1466684445, 9781466684447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2015

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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