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Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Abby Houston
Office: Hutchins Library 221

Hutchins Library
Berea College
Berea, KY 40403

Digital Scholarship

“Digital Scholarship” is defined as any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching and research opened up by the unique affordances of digital media. These include, but are not limited to, new forms of collaboration, new forms of publication, and new methods for visualizing and analyzing data.

- Demystifying the Digital Humanities, University of Washington

Digital scholarship is often composed of works that are born digital, multimedia, database technology-based, analysis of other born digital material, digital text and images, digital music or art, and data sets. Much of this scholarship is never intended to be formally published. This form of scholarly data, presentations and dissemination represents a shift away from publishing and the kind of scholarship that we have traditionally collected and preserved in libraries, and is a natural evolution and adaptation of digital technology to scholarship.

- University of Washington Libraries

Engaging in Digital Scholarship

As our Digital Scholarship Initiative is developing, contact us if: 

  • You're interested in digital scholarship and don't know where to start
  • You have an idea, but need help formulating it and planning 
  • You need a collaborator for a new or existing ds project 
  • You're curious about if the library can support you in ds ventures