30 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Historian) to hiring digital humanities consultants to advise on a project or freelance developers to
build portions of it. The question for us is our capacity to connect researchers with those resources.
It is scattered, and can be more limited than appears because some areas only work with subsections of
affiliated researchers, e.g., faculty.
Many campus services require payment for development, while library services and the MadLab are
free to university researchers. Additionally, many external supports would require payment, though I
know they’re available.
Much of our digital scholarship support is in its early stages and we are working to collaborate with
other groups on campus to find the best roles. The Libraries, Office of the Vice President for Research,
and Division of IT support tends to be for all researchers. Schools and departments generally provide
services limited to their own groups. Some of our services are in pilot states and we are looking for
partners to help us develop the programs and policies. Some activities we “can” do on a small scale, but
don’t have the staffing levels to provide as fully as we might like—hence the need to work in partnership
across the institution. We can’t afford to unnecessarily duplicate efforts.
No developed program with articulated support, objectives, etc.
Not all of the activities listed are formalized services. We often engage students, faculty, and staff
opportunistically when a need arises. We seek to build first of a kind rather than one of a kind projects
and services.
Not listed at all is any support provided to researchers in an academic division by the individual IT
units within that division. I only listed divisional resources above in the cases where the division
houses a center that at least occasionally provides services to researchers across campus instead of just
to the researchers within that division.
Open university funds
Our library’s organizational structure has been reviewed and some services still need to be defined and
refined. We are at the beginning of digital scholarship support, but we wish to develop our services in
that field to better support our researchers.
Priority &cost dependent for researchers
Since some of these terms (e.g., digital publishing) aren’t clearly defined, it’s difficult to say whether we
provide support in that category. We do provide access to back issues of publications through our digital
archive, but we don’t currently run digital publishing systems such as OJS. Likewise, our Digital Media
Commons helps researchers create simple visualizations, but they would go to the Visualization Lab
run by IT for more sophisticated support.
Some availability may be granted to external researchers or the general public on a case-by-case basis.
The Alabama Digital Humanities Center is not a service bureau, we support projects only as far as the
researcher is fully engaged, and function as a partner.
The College of Arts and Science IT group (CAS-IT) offers some DS support for faculty in CAS
departments this includes digital exhibits and web support. Other CAS-based DS-related work
includes sophisticated GIS and digital mapping by the InfoGraphics Lab.
The Libraries at Emory are part of Libraries and Information Technology Services (LITS) organization.
LITS also includes the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, University Information Technology
(including project management and software development), and Enterprise Applications Services.
Scholarly Communication is part of the library. The Research Data Librarian position heavily
supports certain aspects of digital scholarship. The position is part of the Libraries’ Scholarly
Communications division.
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