Many digital humanities projects are born in humanities departments and then brought to IT staff only in order to be executed. As a result, these projects may not have scholarly interest for our IT peers, and they may not fully exploit the digital resources or collaborative potential of these connections. How can we engage in collaborative work with information scientists in a way that is beneficial, useful, and interesting for both us and them? How can we think about information scientists as equal partners rather than service providers? (Bridget)