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Dorothy Porter
Title:
Curator of Digital Research Services
Division:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Library:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Office:
613 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Phone:
215-898-9742
Email:
Biography:
As Curator of Digital Research Services in the Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies, Dot works with Penn scholars in exploring new methods of research in the humanities, particularly the application of digital technologies to textual analysis and the electronic dissemination of humanities research. Dot holds Master's degrees in Medieval Studies and Library Science and started her career working on image-based digital editions of medieval manuscripts. She has worked on a variety of digital humanities projects over a decade-long career, focusing on materials as diverse as ancient texts and Russian religious folklore, providing both technical support and scholarly expertise. From 2010 until March 2013, she was the Associate Director for Digital Library Content and Services at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, where she led in planning and implementing new services to support librarians and faculty in the creation of digital projects. She has also worked for the Digital Humanities Observatory at the Royal Irish Academy, and the Collaboratory for Research in Computing for Humanities at the University of Kentucky.

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