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Scholars’ Collaborative

Digital Humanities

The Libraries’ is committed to supporting new and emerging forms of research and creative activity that is part of the wide world of Digital Humanities.


Your Digital Humanities (DH) librarian, Ashley Maynor, is here to support transformative scholarship. She is available to help scholars:

  • learn to use media and DH tools and methodologies;
  • effectively collaborate on non-traditional research projects;
  • preserve and publish scholarly work, including creation of digital objects and metadata;
  • assist with grants for digital scholarship projects.

Check out the Digital Humanities Research Guide online or to set up an individual consultation, please call 865-974-9086 or email

See below for some information about In-Person Support and Virtual Support for digital scholars.


In-Person Support

DH Community of Scholars

A group of faculty and librarians with Digital Humanities interests began regular meetings in Fall 2014. To join this group, please contact Ashley Maynor or subscribe to the Digital Humanities Listserv (DH-UTK) by going to OIT’s listserv page.

Illuminate logoIn 2015-16, this group expanded into a Faculty Research Seminar with five regular meetings each semester, sponsored by the UTK Humanities Center. And in 2016, this group became a Community of Scholars, as recognized by the Office of Research and Engagement and meets at the Libraries. Check out the Illuminate website for more information.

Virtual Support

DH Listserv

Faculty across campus are invited to connect with one another and share announcements through a moderated listserv. To join this group, please contact Ashley Maynor or subscribe to the Digital Humanities Listserv (DH-UTK) by going to OIT’s listserv page.

DH Research Guide

The DH libguide is a living directory of digital humanities resources, tips, and tools for faculty and students alike. Visit to explore this guide.

File Storage, Server Space & Hosting

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File Storage

Google Drive now provides unlimited file storage for all UT students, faculty, and staff. If you wish to use this cloud storage option simply download and install it on your computer and log in with your UT credentials. It is available for both Windows and Mac, and there are also apps for tablets and smartphones. Login to Google Drive with your NetID here.

Service Space & Hosting

OIT provides T-Storage of 50 GB for faculty staff and students. For long-term research needs, OIT also offers virtual machines at additional cost. Read more about OIT Data Centers & Servers here.

For non-university owned options, you may wish to explore these hosting service suggestions from the makers of Omeka.

Research Computing & Data Services

Data curation imageBoth the Libraries and OIT offer assistance to researchers working with data. OIT offers some data acquisition, management, and analysis support and the Data Curation librarian and Digital Humanities librarian also offer one-on-one assistance for faculty by appointment.

Research Software & Tools

The Office of Research & Engagement offers a number of tools to aid in funding, proposal writing, and research compliance. Read more about their offerings and upcoming workshops.

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