Devin Higgins

Picture of Devin Higgins, 2012

Digital Library Programmer

higgi135@mail.lib.msu.edu

517-884-4665

MSU Libraries

Main Library, W-441
[42.731442, -84.483404]

Education:

  • MS Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • MA English, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA English, University of Rochester

Groups:

Publications:

  • Padilla, Thomas and Devin Higgins. "The Matryoshka Effect: Library Collections as Digital Humanities Data." Public Services Quarterly. [Forthcoming]
  • Higgins, Devin. "Reading and Non-Reading: Text Mining in Critical Practice." Chapter in Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know. ALA Editions: 2014.
  • Mak, Lucas, Devin Higgins, Aaron Collie, Shawn Nicholson. "Enabling and integrating ETD repositories through linked data." Library Management, 2014.
  • Higgins, Devin. “Openly Uncertain / Certainly Open.” Response to the Journal of Library Administration’s special issue on digital humanities, published on dh+lib blog and in e-book Make It New? A dh+lib Mini-Series.
  • Collie, A., Mak, L., Higgins, D., Nicholson, S. (2013). "Accumulating metadata from tributary workflows for more robust archival records." Archiving 2013 Conference Proceedings. Imaging Science & Technology.

Presentations:

  • Higgins, Devin, Thomas Padilla, and Arend Hintze. "Defining Literary Data: An Information-Theoretical Approach." Japanese Association for Digital Humanities. Ibaraki, Japan. 19-21 September 2014.
  • Collie, Aaron, Lucas Mak, Devin Higgins, Shawn Nicholson. “ETD Repository, Drupal, Solr Islandora, and Fedora Commons.” Michigan State University IT Conference. East Lansing, 2014.
  • Higgins, Devin. “Building HathiTrust Worksets at MSU.” Lightning talk at Mid-Michigan Digital Practitioners Meeting. Grand Rapids, MI, 2014
  • Higgins, Devin, Matthew Handelman, Sean Pue. “Networking the Literary: A Workset Creation Tool for Tracking Diasporas and Canons Across Space and Time.” Grant proposal presentation to HathiTrust Research Center: not funded. Chicago, 2014.
  • Collie, Aaron, Devin Higgins, Lucas Mak, Shawn Nicholson. “Furthering the Community: Integrating Archivematica and Islandora.” Aaron Collie, Devin Higgins, Lucas Mak, Shawn Nicholson. LITA Forum. Louisville, KY, 2013.
  • Mak, Lucas, Devin Higgins, Aaron Collie, Shawn Nicholson. “Local Data, International Connections: Enabling and Integrating ETD Repositories through Linked Data Models.” Electronic Theses and Dissertations Conference. Hong Kong, 2013.
  • Higgins, Devin, Lucas Mak, Aaron Collie, Shawn Nicholson. “Electronic Theses and Dissertations as Harbingers of Institutional Change.” Devin Higgins, Lucas Mak, Aaron Collie, and Shawn Nicholson. US-ETD conference and MSU Cyberinfrastructure Days. Claremont, CA and East Lansing, MI, 2013.
  • Higgins, Devin. “Text Mining 101: What It Is, How It’s Done and Why Librarians Should Care.” Panel presentation at Michigan Library Association Academic Libraries. Traverse City, MI, 2013.
  • Higgins, Devin. “The Librarian as Programmer: Text Mining.” Paper and lightning talk delivered (virtually) to Digital Libraries Special Interest Group meeting at ASIS&T. Baltimore, 2012.

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