81 SPEC Kit 350: Supporting Digital Scholarship
Administration, strategy, planning, direction setting, hiring, personnel planning
Collaborates with academic departments, other library units, and postdocs in various campus
institutes for project development and consultation, as well as for student/faculty training and
outreach programming.
Coordinating outreach and instruction within the library as well as partnering with central IT,
research computing, multimedia lab, and university schools and programs.
DS support fits with aspects of this individual’s regular responsibilities. This person assists with DS
efforts as possible alongside regular responsibilities.
Focused on long-term preservation of digital environments for recreation of digital scholarship in its
native environment via emulation for years to come (i.e., digital artwork/code rendered in a windows95
application in the year 2020).
Four years ago this area had two staff. With the push for online class development and rights
management questions the department has grown to three staff and some student assistants
and interns.
He’s flexible and willing to learn new systems for digital scholarship support.
Her graphic design skills have been key to furthering our work with digital exhibits in Omeka.
I am not trained as a librarian, I am an anthropologist and programmer who has worked closely with
the library in the past.
In 2014, a tenured library faculty member at a senior level had an 80% job responsibility change from a
traditional access services leadership role to new leadership for DH/DS initiative in support of key area
in new library strategic plan.
In 2015, several library staff roles were created to meet increasing demands for digital scholarship. This
position brings together digitization, repositories, and digital publishing to better handle projects with
scholars, as well as open access publishing requirements.
In addition to supporting the digital resource Credo and other archives-related digital initiatives, this
position has supported several faculty digital humanities projects.
It is helpful in this new position to have the combined background in both humanities research
and teaching, and the MLIS, to make collaborations work harmoniously. This enables the Digital
Scholarship Librarian to understand the different facets necessary in digital projects and to liaise
effectively between experts in the Libraries and experts from a wide range of departments across
campus, from English to History, Modern Languages and Classics, Music, Geography, and Clothing,
Textiles, and Interior Design. Having experience of designing and teaching courses in English
at both the undergraduate and graduate level is useful in enabling the development of nuanced
pedagogical collaborations between the ADHC and faculty members and graduate students in digital
pedagogy projects.
Manages various staff with differing expertise in supporting digital programs life cycle.
Need for GIS support has expanded to new areas/disciplines.
One side effect of working with students/faculty on digital scholarship is the necessity for increased
collaboration with other departments in the library, whether that is digitization or most commonly
with Scholarly Communications Office for copyright as well as with other libraries on campus (Pitts,
Health Science, etc.) This has lead to the revision or creation of new workflows, some of which are quite
complicated and require some time to evaluate how useful they are to the data providers (students,
faculty, library staff, etc.) and to the library staff who assist with their DS needs.
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