Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de Diciembre de 2016 vol.17, No.12


Digital humanities and its convergences with Library Science

Ariel Morán

While Library Science and the digital humanities have many ways of interaction, we can say that the most confluent is knowledge management (especially with the advent of Big Data). The librarian has the capacities to operate a wide range of digital humanities projects, which does not implicate that they can fully articulate them, for it will require to formalize its conceptual approach. One of the most fruitful manifestations developed in recent years between Library Science and the digital humanities is produced through theoretic research —in addition to the development of information tools and resources—. In the areas of digital democracy ( as the increase of citizen politic participation through the use of computational technology routed towards communication and the exchange of information) and the digital citizenship (understood as a framework made of norms and rights which is widened with the use of these technologies).

Keywords: Digital Humanities; Library Science Fundamentals; Knowledge management; Digital citizenship; Digital Democracy.