48 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
2010 The Scholarly Communications and Publishing unit was created in 2015 and does work in
monograph publishing for the humanities and journals. There is also a librarian assigned to the
Scholarly Commons that works on publishing undergraduate research through journals and
honors theses/capstone projects into the institutional repository. The two work together through
the hub of the digital scholarship center, the Scholarly Commons, which was created in 2010.
2011 Digital Centers (Humanities, Social Science, and Science)
2012 Center for Digital Scholarship funded 2012, opened 2013.
2012 The Digital Scholarship Center was established in 2012 and functions as both a department and a
2014 Digital Studio
2015 The Edge: The Ruppert Commons for Research, Technology, and Collaboration
2015 Research Commons. Started in a physical space in January 2016. Started offering workshops and
created a virtual presence in 2015
2015 The Digital Humanities Lab was opened in 2015.
2016 The Center for Digital Scholarship described above began in 2011. The Digital Scholarship Lab
(a visualization space) opened in 2014. The Digital Studio, a locus for all of the above-described
activities will open in February of 2016.
10. Please enter any additional comments you may have about how library staff are organized to
support digital scholarship activities. N=31
A cross-library team was developed in 2012—Digital Archives Repository &Collections (DARC)
Team—to support/coordinate the activities of SPCL, Digital Repository, and Digital Collections, and
digital preservation of born digital and converted digital objects. Representation from the following
departments: Special Collections &University Archives, Preservation &Digital Initiatives, Digital
Repository, Metadata &Cataloging, Information Technology, and subject specialist when necessary.
Across several departments, library faculty and staff with relevant skills collaborate in many areas of
digital scholarship.
As stated above, librarians and other staff in numerous departments are crucial to supporting digital
scholarship, including Scholarly Communications and Copyright and the Map and Data Library.
Data Services and Digital Scholarship Services report under the umbrella of “Specialized Research
Services.” Digital Library Technology Services report jointly to the Libraries and the university’s
central IT.
Digital scholarship activities are embedded in outreach librarian practice through a consultation
model most of the curation, digitization, and website design/development activities involved in the
creation of online projects, exhibits, and the publication of digital scholarship take place in the Digital
Humanities Center (DHC) and the Departments of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
(RBSCP), and the Robbins Library, a special library for medieval studies.
Digital scholarship is infused in the activities of our library staff and reflected in our
job responsibilities.
Distributed model—across departments, libraries, campus locations. We do have a Scholarly
Communication Center (SCC) that brings together some DS activities, but many additional DS activities
happen outside the SCC so it’s not really a hub.
DS activities draw on expertise from across the Libraries with a history of collaboration. There are,
however, challenges inherent to working in a fully decentralized mode: Accountability, organizational
focus and priorities...
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