• LIS 697 Community Building and Engagement


  • Citation Studies in the Humanities


  • “Digital Humanities and Libraries: A Conceptual Model”

    Journal of Library Administration 53(1) (2013): 10–26.

    This paper surveys the current locations of digital humanities work, presents a cultural informatics model of libraries and the digital humanities, and situaties digital humanities work within the user-centered paradigm of library and information science.

  • Cultural Heritage Data Visualizations: Using Your Data in Interesting Ways

    with Joan E. Beaudoin (Wayne State) and Maximilian Schich (UT-Dallas)
    Visual Resources Association 2013 Annual Conference
    April 4, 2013

    From pointing to network linkages to identifying trends and outliers, current data visualization tools can also offer unique ways to examine information recorded about cultural materials. This session will provide several presentations on data visualization.

  • The Ethics of Visualization

    Visualization and infographics are widely discussed today, both inside of the academy and in the public at large. But despite its popularity and potential impact, “infovis” has rarely been considered in an ethical light. This work examines the groundwork of infovis ethics and considers several ways in which visualization could give rise to obligations to or for certain groups.

  • Representing Bioethics: The Degrees of Bioethics

    with Amanda Favia

    This is the first in a series of bibliometric studies focusing on the literature of bioethics from 1970 to 2010. This poster places special emphasis on authors’ degree(s), revealing which educational backgrounds are most prominent in the literature, as well as patterns of scholarly communication between disciplines.

  • Comments on Tom Scheinfeldt’s “Invisible College: ThatCamp as Scholarly Society”


  • “Visualizing Social Connections in the Humanities: Beyond Bibliometrics”

    Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science & Technology 38(4) (April/May 2012): 31–35

    This article addresses the study of social connections among humanists. The first section reviews previous studies of the structure of the humanities, particularly bibliometrics, and notes the limitations of this approach. The second section discusses several studies that support greater consideration of social connections in the humanities as well as data sources from which such connections may be gathered. The final two sections address the prospects for visualizing these connections, most notably in the form of network graphs, and speculate on the larger significance of this social analysis, both for the humanities and for the academy in general.

  • “Philosophy through the Macroscope: Technologies, Representations, and the History of the Profession”

    Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 1 (2012)

    Macroscopes are tools for viewing what is too large, complex, or dynamic to perceive with the naked eye. This paper examines the use and history of macroscopy in philosophy to represent ideas, trends, and other aspects of the field. Particular emphasis is given to the growing Phylo project, which combines data, user collaboration, and visual analytics to advance the study of philosophy.

  • Quantifying Culture: The Value of Visualization inside (and outside) Libraries, Museums, and the Academy

    EVA London 2012
    July 10 –12, 2012
    British Computer Society, Covent Garden, London

    Maps, diagrams, illustrations, and other visual materials have long been part of cultural institutions. As visual materials become increasingly centered on quantitative data, the need for more adequate visual representations grows. This paper explores five ways in which information visualization (infovis) can enrich the visual culture of libraries, museums, and the academy: (1) linked data, (2) macroscopic perspective; (3) extending working memory and amplifying cognition, (4) eliminating biases, and (5) more ethical and inclusive representations.