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Re:inventing information science in the networked society

It is widely agreed that Digital Humanities (DH) has, of late, gone from strength to strength. New teaching programmes in DH have been set up in institutions across the world; a flurry of new publications on the topic have recently appeared; and the numbers attending its annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations grow year on year. It is also widely agreed that Digital Humanities has its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist. By this I mean that its practitioners use a host of new – or at least newly applied – methods in order to carry out Humanities research that might otherwise be impossible, for example, text analysis, distant reading, 3D imaging and so on.

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