Can You Spell Idiographic? — Designing Information Systems for Humanities Scholarship
The talk will provide a precis of what we know about:
- the nature of humanities scholarship and how it differs in its essence from scientific research,
- what is distinctive about how humanities scholars do research and seek for information, and
- implications of (1) and (2) for the design of information retrieval systems and interfaces.
Marcia Bates is a professor emerita, Department of Information Studies, UCLA; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Editor, Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed.; and an alumna of the UC Berkeley School of Librarianship (Ph.D. 1972).