Arabesques n°105

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Digital Humanities, a 3.0 renaissance

April-May-June 2022

By applying the most innovative technologies and tools of computer science and artificial intelligence to the humanities and social sciences, the digital humanities are profoundly changing the work of researchers as well as information and documentation professionals. Libraries, with their vast corpus of digitised or natively digital resources, are indeed privileged partners of researchers and practitioners of digital humanities.

Even if the field of possibilities in terms of collaboration between these different professional communities is still largely to be invented and invested in, the initiatives presented in this new issue of Arabesques illustrate experiments that are already very successful, such as the Artificial Intelligence Toolbox (BaOIA), the result of work between the teams of La contemporaine and a researcher from the Centre des sciences des littératures en langue française, or the various projects carried out by the University of Geneva, which has developed a systematic strategy in favour of the digital humanities

The recent DataLab at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, designed as a physical and virtual space for dialogue between the various experts mobilised to explore the BnF's collections, prefigures a new generation of library services.

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