Carol Chiodo, Ph.D.

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I serve as the Librarian for Collections and Digital Scholarship in the Americas, Europe and Oceania Division at Harvard Library. In this position, my focus is on developing our robust collections to make them more amenable to digital scholarship while also building capacity and tools for the computational use of our collections across the globe. To this end, I am the principle investigator on the Mellon-funded grant, Images as Data: Processing, Exploration and Discovery at Scale, a joint initiative with the Distant Viewing Lab that uses a scholarly approach to machine learning in order to analyze visual resources in the Harvard University Library and Art Museums at scale.

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I received my Ph.D. in Italian Language and Literature from Yale University. There, I pioneered the establishment of the digital humanities community, coordinating the Digital Humanities Working Group, an interdisciplinary working group at the Whitney Humanities Center. In 2015-2016, I was awarded an inaugural Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Goizueta Foundation at the newly founded Digital Humanities Lab. At the lab,  I was the principal investigator for two digital humanities projects – The Yale Community Voices Archive and Dante at Hand.  These two projects addressed different communities and disciplines, but both leveraged information technology to enhance and expand access to digitized and born-digital special collections. These efforts have enriched and enhanced my other research interest: how  material and structural changes in the reproduction, storage and transmission of texts transform the ways we read, write and learn.

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