Integrating Primary Sources Across Disciplines

Sponsored by Accessible Archives and Unlimited Priorities
Recorded on 10/30/2019

Posted in Primary Sources and Special Collections


Online primary source collections can empower librarians to deeply support disciplinary and interdisciplinary instruction not just in the humanities, but across the social sciences and the sciences. Following up on the introductory webinar “Primary Sources Beyond History,” this intermediate-level webinar will showcase a specific framework and examples for teaching quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • Discipline-portable encoding exercises.
  • How to foster learning through student annotation.
  • Implementing digital scholarship tools for even novice students (and faculty!).
  • When and how to consider scaling up to more complex digital methods.


Darby Orcutt
Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy
North Carolina State University Libraries

Darby Orcutt is Assistant Head, Collections & Research Strategy, NC State University Libraries, Faculty, University Honors Program, Affiliated Faculty, Center for Innovative Management Studies, Affiliated Faculty, Genetic Engineering & Society Center, and Affiliated Faculty, Leadership in Public Science Cluster, as well as recently served as the Associate Chair of the Faculty of NC State. A national leader in developing models for access to proprietary and use-limited data for content mining and computational research, his current work revolves primarily around research support and engagement for interdisciplinary teams.

Markus Wust
University of Tübingen (Germany)

Markus Wust is a librarian at the University of Tübingen (Germany) where he heads the information/reference team and teaches at the “Dr. Eberle Zentrum für digitale Kompetenzen” (Dr. Eberle Center for Digital Competencies). He is also a regular instructor at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. He holds a Master’s Degree in German Literature from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA) as well as Master’s degrees in Library and Information Studies and Humanities Computing from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB).