82 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses
Part of a new team assigned to Research Data Service that includes another specialist, the director, and
a research programmer. As services grow, will need to reevaluate how positions support ongoing work
for data curation and management but still in the infant stages.
Provide/supervise copyright/permissions process for determining what, how, and where previously
published material can be posted online.
Serves on cross-departmental team that helps coordinate and strategize digitization workflows.
Supports and builds software for researcher workflows, data collection and web scraping,
API consultation
Text mining, data management, data visualization
The digital humanities librarian’s responsibilities were part of the responsibilities in a term position.
The library was able to make the case for new funding for a permanent full-time digital humanities
position due to the amount of requests from faculty for support of their digital projects.
The digitization specialist manages a very busy hub for digital photography and scanning. The
equipment is used by students and other visiting scholars. This person is responsible for digital asset
creation across library departments. A high degree of technical knowledge is required, both in digital
photography and collections management. This person is also responsible for the technical upkeep of
equipment, including calibration, etc.
The GIS research specialist also teaches a full semester course for students that is open to students in
all disciplines. This person also does a lot of individual consultation with graduate students (economics,
history, classics, earth and environmental science, etc.) and faculty and participates in a virtual service
point, Numeric, Spatial and Data Services, with the data librarian.
The librarian doesn’t see any category that fits his tasks for now. He’s devoted to scholarly
communications issues, such as open access and our institutional repository (IR is not yet operating, a
pilot project is about to start). He’s planning to soon take part in digital preservation, data curation and
management, and digital publishing.
The majority of programming activities that support digital scholarship interfaces and projects are the
responsibility of this person, for example, writing the scripts that display TEI markup embedded in
texts for users to click on and get more information about a text online, or creating an application for
film analysis for film studies students to create visualizations related to the narrative structure.
The research informationist has developed web-based workshops that instruct researchers on methods
to abstract molecular information from various databases. She has also assisted in the development and
opening of the Informatics Lab at the Health Sciences Library.
There are others who support digital scholarship—mainly librarians and other professionals in the
Technology Initiatives unit, but this is the only staff member dedicated to digital scholarship.
This individual will foster the development of the Scholarly Communications Design Studio.
This is a new position created to help the library offer services in data management to the university.
This is a new position, created and funded specifically to support digital scholarship at our
institution. This reflects a change in staffing and signals that roles are changing from traditional
liaison. The position will work collaboratively with liaison librarians to introduce digital scholarship
activities and initiatives to faculty, and provide support services for faculty wanting to use digital
scholarship methods.
This is a representative composite position based on any of 4–6 specialists of this type, all of whom
support either quantitative, geospatial, qualitative, survey research, or data finding and acquisition.
These positions are a mix of librarians and other staff.
Previous Page Next Page