|ASERL Digital Scholarship Show & Tell webinar #1: George Mason Univ & UNC Greensboro||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)|
|Date: Thu, 3 May 2018 07:49:30 -0700 (PDT)|
ASERL Friends: Next month, we will kick off a new webinar series, learning about the ways ASERL libraries are supporting Digital Scholarship efforts on their campuses. First up: George Mason University and UNC Greensboro, on June 6. We have a few others in the queue, and hope our initial sessions will inspire other ASERL members to volunteer to present about their efforts in the future. (<-- Contact me if you'd like to volunteer!) The first webinar in the series will review where GMU's & UNCG's efforts started, how they got to where they are now, and where they’re heading. The Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) at George Mason University Libraries is an expansion of GMU’s previous Data Services Group. The Data Services Group typically provided consultations on numeric, geospatial, qualitative data and software, and research data management issues. However, more and more requests for help expanded into questions surrounding digital scholarship related methods such as text mining, troubleshooting project-based code (such as R and python), and digital humanities-based tools. A library-wide digital scholarship committee was formed which was tasked with investigating and recommending what needed to be done to create a Digital Scholarship Center. Most of the recommendations from the committee’s final report were implemented. As a result, DiSC includes Data Services along with support for digital humanities and digital projects. While the new DiSC unit received additional staffing through graduate assistants, we sought to fill other staffing holes by working toward cross-unit collaboration. Our experience working with students, staff, and faculty on projects has informed future goals for the unit and for the libraries more broadly. The University Libraries at UNC-Greensboro are in the early stages of establishing a defined suite of digital scholarship services ranging from online exhibits (Omeka) to data visualization and enterprise-level mapping (ArcGIS). The initiative began organically over a decade ago as the Libraries Web Development Unit began working with researchers across campus on digital projects on a case-by-case basis. Over time, this developed into a small, internal annual grant from which the Libraries selects a number of projects to take on annually, in order to both control the number of project commitments without additional resources and to better assess digital scholarship needs across campus. WEBINAR: ASERL Digital Scholarship Show & Tell webinar #1: George Mason Univ & UNC Greensboro DATE / TIME: June 6, 2018 | 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/63069476156307458 These sessions are available at no cost to ASERL members and guests, and will be recorded for later playback. Please feel free to share this information with other librarians & staff who may be interested. Our webinars are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. System Requirements: https://link.gotowebinar.com/help-system-requirements-attendees We hope this proves to be of interest. Please let me know any questions or if you encounter difficulties with our e-meeting system. Thanks! --jeb John Burger, Executive Director Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316 Atlanta, GA 30322 404-727-0137
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