HD/DH Journal


HD/DH makes its first Call For Papers about the role of libraries in the new context of digital humanities.

The relationship between Digital Humanities (DH) and libraries has become an important topic for reflection in recent years
that has generated an extensive bibliography, although the dynamics of penetration and consolidation are not the same.
The plurality is clear: in Catalonia we are still far from realities such as those presented by the RLUK or LIBER reports,
although we have DH on our horizon. As Lluís Anglada —Director of the CSUC's Open Science Area— pointed out a few
months ago in the Blok de BiD, we are in a key moment, in which the future is under construction and where "there is no
other "recipe" than to reel yourself in and do it". This first issue of the magazine HD / DH Humanitats Digitals/Digital
Humanities aims to promote reflection on the relationship between Digital Humanities and libraries at this particular
moment of "construction", and also be enriched with foreign contributions that provide us with interesting approaches to
other synergies and realities.

This HD/DH monograph aims to:

  • Analyze the current situation of Digital Humanities in our country and reflect on the role that libraries can play in this new context.
  • Reflect on the new roles and skills that librarians should have and how they will deal with the new demands which are
  • required from them: advice on intellectual property issues, research methods (text mining and data visualization, etc.), in metadata or linked open data, in open access, etc.
  • Explore the challenges set out by this new paradigm at different levels: collection management, reuse of heritage,
  • collaboration with teachers, accessibility, technical treatment, equipment and software, funding, management of licenses and rights, staff training, etc.
  • Value the digitalization standards for Digital Humanities currently used, as well as the emerging trends that seek to re-use digitized materials.
  • dentify and share projects and initiatives related to Digital Humanities that are being carried out in universities and research libraries.

We open this call to communications with the aim of offering a platform for reflection and dissemination of diverse
contributions on this moment of change and uncertainty. What role should libraries play in this new context? Are we
identifying in which specific areas we can offer added value? Are we dealing with changing user needs and setting up
services that respond to this new reality? Are librarians being established themselves as collaborators, partners or service
providers for the projects that are underway, or are they keeping up? Is it possible that thanks to Digital Humanities the
heritage and research libraries are facing the opportunity to make the sector prestigious? The answers to these and many
other questions remain open, and this first issue of HD / DH Humanitats Digitals/Digital Humanities offers the opportunity
for professionals to ponder on key issues.

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Humanitats Digitals / Digital Humanities (HD / DH) is a magazine, published in Catalan and English (all articles), which aims to cover a scientific field in Catalonia that is still to be consolidated. The magazine intends to encourage the academic debate from an epistemological perspective, but also documentary and in relation to the storage and management of data.

It will feature three sections: Dossier, Miscellaneous, and Bibliographic and documentary reviews. The review will be bi-annual, 240 pages in digital and eBook format, only 50 copies will be printed. The first issue is set to be published in winter of 2020.


Dr. Agustí Colomines i Companys
director de la Càtedra Josep Termes d'història, identitats i humanitats digitals - Universitat de Barcelona

Managing Editor

Sra. Gemma Caballer i Albareda
CRAI Biblioteca de Reserva (Universitat de Barcelona)

Dr. Marc Macià i Farré
Universitat de Lleida

Editorial Board

Dr Pau Alsina González
Senior Lecturer of Digital Culture and Information and Knowledge Society. Director of the journal Artnodes, Open University of Catalonia.
Dr Jordi Argelaguet i Argemí
Senior Lecturer of Political Science, Barcelona Autonomous University, and director of Opinion Studies Centre, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Prof Núria Bel i Rafecas
Associate Professor of Language Technologies and Senior Researcher at Institut de Lingüística aplicada, University of Pompeu Fabra.
Dr Laura Borràs i Castanyer
Part-time Lecturer of Literature and Lead researcher at Hermeneia, University of Barcelona.
Prof Xavier Espluga
Professor of Latin, University of Barcelona.
Mr Ricard Faura i Homedes
Heat of Inclusion and digital capability Division, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Dr Jordi Ibarz i Gelabert
Associate Professor of Contemporary history, University of Barcelona.
Dr Aurora Madaula i Giménez
Researcher in Contemporary history, GRENPoC, University of Barcelona, GRENS, University of Pompeu Fabra.
Mr Xavier Marcet i Gisbert
Part-time Lecturer of Business and president of Lead to Change, University of Pompeu Fabra.
Sr. Pedro Nilsson-Fernàndez
Associació d'Humanitats Digitals CatalanesUniversity College Cork, Irlanda.
Mr Genís Roca i Verard
President of RocaSalvatella and codirector of “Transformación digital de las organizaciones”, University of Pompeu Fabra.
Dr Miquel Térmens i Graell
Senior Lecturer and Dean of Library and Information Sciences and director of Master on Digital Humanities, University of Barcelona.
Dr Joan Ramon Veny-Mesquida
Senior Lecturer of Catalan Literature and director Màrius Torres Chair, University of Lleida

International Advisory Board

Prof Mark Alfano
Professor of Philosophy, University Delft of Technology.
Mr Lluís Anglada i de Ferrer
Director of Open Science Unit, CSUC.
Prof Carles Boix i Serra
Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, PrincetonUniversity.
Prof Lourdes Cirlot Valenzuela
Professor of Art, University of Barcelona.
Dr Mariona Coll Ardanuy
Researcher in Computational linguistics, The Alan Turing Institute, UK.

Dr. Antoon De Baets
Professor of History, Ethics and Human Rights, University of Groningen, and coordinator of the Network for Concerned Historians.

Prof Liah Greenfeld
Professor of Sociology and Political Science, Boston University.
Dr Ignasi Labastida i Juan
Director of Research and Innovation Unit, CRAI, University of Barcelona, and president of SPARC Europe.
Dr Maria Llombart Huesca
Senior Lecturer of Hispanic Studies, Université Paul Valéry-Montpellier III.
Prof Antoni Malet Tomàs
Professor of History of Sciences, University of Pompeu Fabra.
Mrs. Mónica Nepote
Director of e-Literatura Project, Centre of Digital Cultures, City of Mexico.

Dr Francesc Núñez i Mosteo
Senior Lecturer of Sociology, Open University of Catalonia.
Sr. Vicent Olmos i Tamarit
Publisher, Editorial Afers.
Prof Sergi Pardos-Prado
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Glasgow.
Prof Toine Pieters
Professor of History of Sciences, Universiteit Utrecht.
Prof Anaclet Pons Pons
Professor of Contemporary History, University of Valencia.
Prof Clara Ponsatí i Obiols
Professor of Economics, University of Saint Andrew.
Mr Gil Press
CEO gPress.
Dr Antonio Rojas Castro
Researcher in Digital Humanities, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Prof Xavier Sala i Martín
Jerome H. and Matthew S. Grossman Professor of Development Economics, Columbia University.
Dr Rosi Song
Professor of Hispanic Studies, Durham University, UK.
Dr Michael Witmore
Director of Folger Shakespeare Library.
ISSN en línia: 2696-001X
ISSN en paper: 2696-0036


Humanitats Digitals/Digital Humanities (HD/DH) is membre of the Revistes científiques de la Universitat de Barcelona (RCUB), the UB journal portal, offers access to scientific journals published or co-published by the Universitat de Barcelona in various fields.

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  • To create a single search and dissemination environment for UB journals. 
  • To encourage publication in digital format and open access.
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  • To continue the UB’s involvement in both national projects, such as Catalan Journals in Open Access (RACO), and international ones, via the use of the Open Archives Initiative d'Open Archives Initiative (OAI) interoperability protocol.