Scholarly Communications is an interdisciplinary field of librarianship that facilitates the dissemination of academic research by fostering emerging communication technologies while reducing legal barriers to access.
The digital humanities is an interdisciplinary area of research involving the application of computational methods to humanistic topics of inquiry. Digital humanities projects range widely in scale and technologies. A simple project may involve marking up a set of documents according to the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) schema or plotting historical events on a map. A larger project may describe a complex digital object using the Metadata Encoding and Transmission Standard (METS) or generate metadata for an archival collection using crowdsourcing tools. Large-scale projects in the digital humanities may utilize "big data" concepts like MapReduce in combination with statistical programming languages to analyze massive datasets of literary texts.