In a recent tweet from THATCamp New England, archivist Andrew Berger asked: “Thinking about DH projects and discovery: do libraries put these kinds of resources in the catalog/discovery layer/etc? #THATCampNE.” Berger pointed to the University of Virginia’s catalog record for The Valley of the Shadow as an example of a cataloged DH resource.
How can libraries apply expertise in discovery, access, metadata, and publishing to make unique DH output findable? Do customs, standards, and best practices exist around discovery of digital humanities projects and complex objects? Are they emerging? As Saskia Scheltjens tweeted, are the projects the preferred cataloged resources, or would searchers “rather look for the data itself and the products resulting from #DH projects in an OPAC?”