Digital Scholarship FAQ
What is digital scholarship?
Digital scholarship extends traditional methods of research, teaching, and learning. It can include any combination of methods like digital publishing, data visualization, geographic information systems, computational text analysis, digitization, web development, and/or metadata.
What is digital publishing?
Digital publishing includes traditional forms of publishing (i.e., publishing your article in an online journal or your digital publication as an ebook) and multimodal forms of communication, like interactive websites, audio, or video. You might create a webpage with audio, video, graphs, or maps to tell a story about your research as a supplement to a printed book or journal article.
What kind of teaching do you provide?
We offer library workshops, course-integrated instruction, and individualized instruction on digital tools and methods. Sessions cover a broad range of topics, from data visualization to GIS mapping, to text analysis, to copyright and licensing, to developing digital pedagogy assignments and using digital publishing platforms (e.g., Omeka, Scalar, WordPress). Get in touch with us if you are interested in attending one of our library workshops or would like us to offer an instruction session for your course.
Can I schedule a consultation?
The Digital Scholarship Lab at Falvey offers drop-in consultations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Check out our calendar to see when we are open for office hours. Faculty, staff, and students can also schedule a consultation to discuss their digital project, if they have questions about digital tools or methods, or would like to share their ideas for a potential collaboration with the library.
Will you build me a website, GIS map, digital archive, digital exhibit, or application for my research project?
Yes and no. We won't build your digital project for you but we can work with you and provide feedback as you put your project together. We can assist you with figuring out which digital tools, software, and hardware are best for your project. For long-term or grant-funded digital projects, the library may be able to act as a collaborator depending on the amount of time and labor your project requires to complete. If you are thinking you would like to collaborate on a digital project with the library, please get in touch with us early, so we can figure out a support plan. We look forward to chatting with you more about your ideas for your project.
When is the best time to contact you if I have an idea for a Digital Scholarship project?
The sooner the better. We can consult on projects in any stage, but earlier is better. The best time to consult with us is when you are in the early stages of a project, so we can assist you with coming up with a plan to meet your project goals.