Great answer by Dot Porter to the OCLC report What if we do, in fact, know best?: A Response to the OCLC Report on DH and Research Libraries ← dh lib.
Dot Porter’s response can be reinforced by a quote from DH ‘silverback’ Andrew Prescott from his influential essay An Electric Current of the Imagination: What the Digital Humanities Are and What They Might Become in http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-2/:
“digital humanities […] has often developed from libraries and information services and it is frequently seen as a support service. One of the things that I am proudest of in my career is the way in which I have moved between being a curator, an academic, and a librarian. Museums, galleries, libraries, and archives are just as important to cultural health as universities. Indeed, I have found my time as a curator and librarian consistently far more intellectually exciting and challenging than being an academic.”