The Germanic Collections include materials for research and instruction in literature and linguistics, cultural studies, history, and social studies. The geographic scope of these collections includes the Scandinavian countries, Flemish-speaking Belgium, Luxemburg, and the Netherlands; however, the primary collecting areas are Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland.
As the curator for the Germanic collections and for medieval studies, I select new materials and provide reference assistance; I also work with faculty and students to help them find the materials that they need for their research and teaching.
- PhD, Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MLS, University of Texas at Austin
- BA, English Literature & German Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
Smith, Kathleen. “Europe in Bits & Bytes.” WESS Newsletter vol. 39, no. 2 (Spring 2016). American Library Association: Association of College & Research Libraries.
Smith, Kathleen M. “Book Review: Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management. Eds. Ian Ruthven and G. G. Chowdhury.” In: Digital Scholarship in the Humanities 31:1 (2015). Published 8 December 2015.
Smith, Kathleen. "Emblematica Online: A Case Study in Humanities Research Projects." In New Technologies and Renaissance Studies II, eds. Tassie Gniady, Kris McAbee, and Jessica Murphy. Tempe, AZ: Iter Academic Press and ACMRS (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies), 2014. Pp. 261-284.
Smith, Kathleen M. "Elisabeth Ernestine Antonie of Sachsen-Meiningen (1681-1766) and the Gandersheim Abbey Library." Daphnis: Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur 42 (2013): 265-281.
Smith, Kathleen M. and Fotis Jannidis. "Programming for the Future? The Specification of User Requirements in the Design of Virtual Research Environments for the Arts and Humanities." In Evolution der Informationsinfrastruktur: Kooperation zwischen Bibliothek und Wissenschaft, eds. Heike Neuroth, Norbert Lossau, and Andrea Rapp. Glückstadt: Verlag Werner Hülsbusch, 2013. Pp. 71-84.
Hedges, Mark; Neuroth, Heike; Smith, Kathleen M.; Blanke, Tobias; Romary, Laurent; Küster, Marc; and Malcolm Illingworth. “TextGrid, TEXTvre, DARIAH: Sustainability of Infrastructures for Textual Scholarship.” Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative 5 (2013).
Gavin, Michael, and Kathleen Marie Smith. “An Interview with Brett Bobley.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities, ed. Matthew Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Pp. 61-66.
Neuroth, Heike; Lohmeier, Felix; and Kathleen M. Smith. “TextGrid—Virtual Research Environment for the Humanities.” International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC) 6:2 (2011): 222-231.