Digital Scholarship Center at UO Libraries

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The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is officially launched; see below for Deb Carver’s campus announcement. Congratulations and thanks to the core planning team (Stephanie Wood, Karen Estlund, Kirstin Hierholzer, and Lesli Larson) and the many library and campus faculty and staff who contributed to the vision and plan.

The DSC’s services include workshops, consultation, tools for digital scholarship, facilitation of interdisciplinary and international collaborations, and tailored grant-writing assistance. Founded on  principles of access, sharing, and preservation, the DSC is also home for the library’s scholarly communications programs, including Open Access publishing.

Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 4:42 PM
To: Deans, Directors, and Department Heads
Subject: Digital Scholarship Center

Dear Colleagues,

The UO Libraries is launching a suite of services to provide enhanced support for researchers who need to explore and use technology for analysis, expression, and distribution of their work.   The UO is experiencing a surge in interest in digital scholarship; new media; creating new forms of knowledge; and exploring the impact of technology on teaching, learning, and discovery.   To address some of these interests, the library has combined many existing efforts and support services, including the pioneering work of the Wired Humanities Projects, to form the Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) http://library.uoregon.edu/diglib/ .

The DSC is modeled after a few exemplary programs at other institutions (University of Maryland, University of Nebraska, Brown University, Columbia University, and NYU) and informed by interviews and surveys with UO faculty and graduate students.   The DSC is in its very initial stages, but our goal is to expand the services based on our engagement with faculty over the next several months. Immediate services include training, a speaker series, consultation on tools, digital archiving, and sandbox server space for experimentation.   Faculty engagement will come from an advisory board, faculty fellowships, and current and prospective projects.

For further information, please contact
Karen Estlund, Head, DSC <kestlund[at]uoregon[dot]edu>, Andrew Bonamici <bonamici[at]uoregon[dot]edu>, or myself  <dcarver[at]uoregon[dot]edu>.

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