35 SPEC Kit 350: Supporting Digital Scholarship
5. To give us an understanding of how many library staff contribute to supporting digital
scholarship, for each activity listed below that your library supports, please enter an approximate
number of staff who have some responsibility for providing support in that area. If a category of
staff (such as library liaisons, catalogers, IT) support an activity, you may enter that information
as well. A numeric estimate or a textual description is acceptable. N=66
Project planning N=57
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev N
1 15 5.37 4.00 3.17 49
Comments N=4
Center for Digital Scholarship, Subject Librarians
Library liaisons, special collection curators—number involved varies by project
Team effort of Digital Scholarship, liaisons, Digital Library, Metadata
Project management N=51
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev N
0.50 12 4.67 4.00 3.02 44
Comments N=3
Center for Digital Scholarship, subject librarians, Project Management Office
Digital humanists, research data management group, liaisons
When library materials are digitized there are anywhere from 15–20 individuals involved at some point
in the process.
Visualization N=49
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev N
0.25 30 3.77 3.00 5.32 46
Comments N=2
Center for Digital Scholarship
Data visualization exploratory group has 14 members looking at trends in libraries and needs at the
institute. GIS team (4 members) supports some aspects of visualization.
3-D modeling and printing N=42
Minimum Maximum Mean Median Std Dev N
.50 25 3.31 3.00 3.77 40
Comments N=1
Several librarians and staff members are in the process of developing a makerspace, with involvement
from liaison librarians, Libraries information technology, and support staff.
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