Brian Rosenblum

University Libraries - University Libraries
Director, Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities
Primary office:
Watson Library
Room 450
University of Kansas
1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Brian Rosenblum is a Librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries ( where he currently serves as director of KU's Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities ( He has responsibility for administrative, production and outreach activities in support of a variety of digital initiatives and publishing services. Prior to joining KU Libraries’ digital initiatives program in 2005 he worked at the Scholarly Publishing Office at the University Library, University of Michigan (now Michigan Publishing: where he helped develop electronic journals and digital scholarly projects.

Research Interests

  • Digital humanities, digital publishing, scholarly communication, international librarianship

Selected Publications

Pamella, L. & Brian, R. (in press). Sprinting Toward Faculty Engagement: Adopting Project Management Approaches to Build Library-Faculty Relationships . In . (Ed.), Project Management in the Library Workplace.

Bolick, J. Emmett, A. Greenberg, M. Rosenblum, B. & Peterson, A. T. (2017). How open access is crucial to the future of science. DOI://

Rosenblum, B. & Dwyer, A. (2016). Co-piloting a digital humanities center: a critical reflection on a libraries-academic partnership. In J. W White & H. Gilbert (Eds.), Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries (Purdue University Press).

Rosenblum, B. Albin, T. Devlin, F. & Garrison, W. (2015). Collaboration and co-teaching: librarians teaching digital humanities in the classroom. In A. Hartsell-Gundy, L. Braunstein, & L. Golomb (Eds.), Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists (pp. 151-175). Association of College and Research Libraries.

(2014). Bottlenecks in the Open-Access System: Voices from Around the Globe. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 2(2 (March 2014)).

Graham, M. Rosenblum, B. Jayaram, K. & Claiborne, C. B. (2011). The Faces of Haiti: Resolute in Reform, Resistance and Recovery.

Rosenblum, B. (2011). A Report on Library-Museum collaboration at the University of Kansas.

Kuchma, I. & Rosenblum, B. (2010). Report on Open Repository Development in Developing and Transition Countries.

Rosenblum, B. (2008). Digital Access to Cultural Heritage and Scholarship in The Czech Republic. Slavic and East European Information Resources , 9.1, 12-29.

Selected Presentations

Lach, P. & Rosenblum, B. . (07/13/2017). Project Management: Running Further Together. Keystone DH Conference. Philadelphia, PA

Selected Grants

Rosenblum, Brian, (Co-Principal), Emmett, Ada, (Co-Principal), Greenberg, Marc, (Co-Principal), Peterson, Town, (Co-Principal), Bringing the Periphery to the Center in Access to Scholarly Research, KU Research, $4,000, Submitted 01/15/2016 (09/01/2017 - 12/31/2017) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Rosenblum, Brian, (Co-Principal), Ortega, Élika, (Co-Principal), Software and Hardware Explorations for the Preservation and Access of Early Electronic Literature (1984-1994), University of Kansas, $2,534, (08/01/2015 - 05/31/2016) . University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

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