The Research unit's Arts & Humanities Team members support and enhance creative practice, research, teaching, and learning for arts and humanities disciplines across campus. We build and curate collections, provide consultation and instruction for research, learning, and data, and offer programming and services.
We also have expertise in creating and managing digital humanities projects, as well as working with data that is unique to the arts and humanities, including digital resources related to archival, audio, and visual materials, and the metadata associated with these formats. We can assist artists and researchers with:
• managing research and creative materials;
• locating and accessing primary source materials, including digital images and audio;
• discovering and using digital tools for research, teaching, learning, and creative practice;
• digital pedagogy, including consultation and collaboration in using digital tools in the classroom;
• data organization, metadata, and documentation, especially in archival research;
• data sharing and preservation, including finding appropriate repositories for completed work; and
• identifying opportunities for publication of data-rich work.
Castellana, Kristen (Interim Head)
Liaison Subject Areas
Art & Design
Library Collections and Services
Art, Architecture & Engineering Library
Other Liaison Relationships
Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
Recent Staff Publications & Presentations
Cordell, Sigrid Anderson, "Edith Maturin and the Wide World Magazine: New Woman Rewritings of Imperial Adventure," Victorian Literature and Culture 42.3 (Spring 2014): 457-474
—, "Sex, Terror, and Bram Stoker's Dracula: Coppola's Reinvention of Film History," Neo-Victorian Studies 6:1 (2013): 1-21.
—, et al., "The Apprentice Researcher: Using Undergraduate Researchers' Personal Essays to Shape Instruction and Services," portal: Libraries and the Academy 13.1 (2013): 37-59.
Dennis, Scott, et al., “Developing a User-Centered Article Discovery Environment,” in Planning and Implementing Resource Discovery Tools in Academic Libraries (IGI Global, 2012): 194-224.
Hallman, Phil and Nicole Scholtz, "Mapping the Motor City's Cinemas: A Digital Humanities Project," Association of College & Research Libraries Conference (2013).
—, "The Drive-In Movie Theater Celebrates its 80th Anniversary," radio interview, Stateside with Cynthia Canty, July 10, 2013.
—, "From Drive-In to Drive-Thru: How Drive-In Theaters Changed What (and Where) We Eat," Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference (2012).
Keener, Alix, "The Arrival Fallacy: Collaborative Research Relationships in the Digital Humanities," Digital Humanities Quarterly 9:2 (2015).
—, "Collaborative Research Relationships in Digital Humanities," Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) (2015).
—, "Library (Publishing) School: Training and Competencies for the New Publishing Professional," The Journal of Electronic Publishing 17:2 (2014).
Price, Rebecca, "On-Site Reference: Location, Location, Location," Annual Conference, Association of Architecture School Librarians (2015).
—, "Library as Laboratory: A New Role in a Changing Landscape," Annual Conference, Art Libraries Society of North America (2014).
—, "The Micro-Macro Studio Theme: Changes in the Design Studio," Annual Conference, Association of Architecture School Librarians (2013).
Spencer, Deirdre, "Uplifting the Race: Visual Representation in Historical African-American Newspapers and the Practice of Digital Scholarship," Network Detroit: Digital Humanities Theory and Practice (2014).
—, "How to Successfully Manage Your Work Flow," in The Small Library Manager's Handbook (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).
—, "Academic Art Librarianship and the Black Librarian," in The 21st-Century Black Librarian in America: Issues and Challenges (Scarecrow, 2012).
Vander Broek, Jamie and Emily Puckett Rodgers, "Better Together: Responsive Community Programming at the U-M Library," Journal of Library Administration 55:2 (2015): 131-141.
—, Mousa, Nancy and Meghan Musolff, "Collected, Curated, Celebrated: Creating Online Exhibits," Information Today Europe (2013).