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Kong, N., Bynum, N., Johnson, C., Sdunzik, J., Qin, X. (2017). “Spatial Information Literacy for Digital Humanities: The case study of leveraging geospatial information for African American history education.” College & Undergraduate Libraries. DOI: 10.1080/10691316.2017.1329044


The rise of “digital humanities” and the “spatial turn” in the humanities has generated many new insights in the study of culture, history, literature, and arts. Within this research trend, the library's geospatial service can play an active role by introducing spatial information literacy and technology. In this article, we use the information literacy framework to explore the library's role in supporting digital humanities by introducing a successful collaboration involving a librarian and history and education researchers in hosting a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded summer institute for school teachers. Our results suggest that the framework has opened a new way to facilitate collaborations between librarians and multidisciplinary researchers.


African American history, digital humanities, GIS, information literacy

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