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Nothing to Fear in Exploring DH Tools

By William Dean

The pace of technological change is fast, and even faster than that is the pace of breathless articles about how libraries must change to survive. How will libraries that have offered cloth-bound tomes for decades, or centuries, deal with all those wires and screens? Technology can shape and change the way we think and work, but it is also a set of tools that are available for use, and while there will certainly be a lot of changes, the core goal of most libraries – providing access and specialized insight to information – remains the same. There are as many possibilities as pitfalls in new technology and the expanding field of Digital Humanities—and the digital tools associated with it—provides a great example of the changing – and unchanging – place of libraries. Continue reading