What is it about?

The relevance of heritage collections and the convergence of methodologies and standards traditionally linked to Library and Information Science in the development of digital humanities research in Spain.

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The topic of the study has not been explored before and this work could contribute to the international debate on the interrelation and complementarity between Library and Information Science and digital humanities. In addition, this paper shows the contribution that standards and documentary methodologies make to projects in which technology is applied to humanities disciplines. We propose that there is an urgent need to strengthen the “scientific relationships” between heritage institutions, as well as enhancing links between the academic field of DH and LIS in order to improve teaching and research strategies in conjunction.


We believe that this work could be supplemented through analysis of Spanish research projects within the digital humanities to ascertain possible lines of joint work, real interdisciplinarity within teams and the possible collaboration of heritage institutions—as well as of staff from academic libraries—within them.

María-Luisa Alvite-Díez
Universidad de Leon

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This page is a summary of: Confluence between library and information science and digital humanities in Spain. Methodologies, standards and collections, Journal of Documentation, July 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jd-02-2020-0030.
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