This paper proposes suggestive measures, taking into account sine qua non of humanities research, on how to reduce the distance between conventionality and digitality, by presenting a case study from Pakistan.
With the advent of technology, there have emerged a variety of facilitative means for researchers, ranging from mind mapping software to smart reference management systems, etc. Many of them are freeware or at least have some free version for personal usage of researcher. From conception of a research idea to its execution, completion and dissemination there are effective digital tools and methods available that can increase productivity and efficiency of the whole process. This paper aims to investigate the current practices of humanities researchers in Pakistan to study their reliance on the available digital means. It also proposes some suggestive measures, considering the needs and wants of researchers, on how to lessen the distance between conventionality and digitality. The significance of this study heightens further as we in general neglect humanities research in Pakistan. Greater reliance and integration of digital tools and methods can work not only as a productivity enhancer, but also as a corrective measure to bring humanities research in mainstream with increased objectivity, transparency and reliability.