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Re: Request for comment: Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy

When scholars evaluate a primary source, the first question they have is who produced it. The second is why it was produced. But when I read this document, I have no idea. Shouldn't a group apparently concerned with information literacy take the time to explain what the acronyms ACRL RBMS-SAA stand for, who they are, why they were established and what their plan for this document is?

Labs Are for the Humanities, Too

Interesting report on a two-day conference at the National Endowment for the Humanities headquarters entitled “The Humanities Laboratory: Discussions of New Campus Models,” attended by representatives from Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago:

"Faculty members and students in humanities labs seek to use inquiry to advance collaborative, often interdisciplinary research. The emphasis isn't on the type of experiments one might find in a physics lab, but on the collaborative aspect of conducting research together."