Digital Scholarship Initiatives Publications

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Digital scholarship is scholarship that is enhanced by the design of digital projects, incorporation of digital tools, collaboration among digital partners, and dissemination through digital platforms. Digital scholarship is changing the nature of how research is conducted, produced, and shared.

Digital Scholarship Initiatives, an extension of the mission of the Walker Library as an active partner in the scholarly communication process, supports the educational mission of the university by providing access to information. Walker Library has invested resources to establish the necessary and supportive infrastructure used in the creation and dissemination of digital resources.

To learn more, visit the DSI homepage at http://dsi.mtsu.edu

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    Digital Scholarship Initiatives Highlights 2020-2021: A Digital Scholarship Center Assessment
    (Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2021) Digital Scholarship Initiatives
    A Digital Scholarship Center Assessment. Digital Scholarship Initiatives began at Walker Library several years ago as a way to build out the library’s collections digitally. More recently, other initiatives have been added including library publishing through JEWLScholar and Journal Hosting services; the creation of a collaborative Digital Partners group; and a Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) dedicated to faculty and advanced students who enhance research by using digital tools and methodologies learned in workshops, collaborating on digital projects, and disseminating research through digital platforms. What follows is an assessment of the past year's development.
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    Digital Scholarship Initiatives Highlights 2019-2020: A Digital Scholarship Center Assessment
    (Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2020) Digital Scholarship Initiatives
    A Digital Scholarship Center Assessment. Digital Scholarship Initiatives began at Walker Library several years ago as a way to build out the library’s collections digitally. More recently, other initiatives have been added including library publishing through JEWLScholar and Journal Hosting services; the creation of a collaborative Digital Partners group; and a Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) dedicated to faculty and advanced students who enhance research by using digital tools and methodologies learned in workshops, collaborating on digital projects, and disseminating research through digital platforms. What follows is an assessment of the past year's development.
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    Digital Seed Grant Winners and Final Projects 2019-2020
    (Digital Scholarship Initaitives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2020) Digital Scholarship Initiatives
    Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives supports individual and collaborative digital scholarship projects in research, teaching, and public outreach from any discipline on campus. The Digital Seed Grant is an annual award for start-up funds, developed to encourage and create opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate students to use digital technologies in their research or teaching. The Digital Seed Grant (dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant) had impressive applications for its third year (2019-2020 projects), which originally launched in 2016 (award period of 2017-2018). The Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award two grants for the 2019-20 academic year. The awardees were announced on the website at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant19-20. See the pdf a brief summary and examples of outcomes and use.
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    Introducing the Digital Collection: Historic Clothing Collection
    (Digital Scholarship Initaitives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2018) Digital Scholarship Initaitives
    The Textiles, Merchandising and Design Historic Clothing Collection at MTSU was founded in 1988 at the encouragement of the curator of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, as inspiration to build a collection for students and the public in the state of Tennessee. Collection activities include donations, accession, documentation, study, research and exhibition of historic clothing and accessories. The entire 750 piece collection is maintained in an environmentally controlled laboratory for continued preservation. Since the inception of the Historic Clothing Collection, the primary method of locating or researching items has been a physical search utilizing hard copy descriptions of items, in three ring binders. The 2017-2018 Digital Seed Grant (and library expertise) enabled the collection’s digital development through photography, garment metadata, digital inventory and a permanent website for the collection’s continued growth. This effort allows visual identification and study of the collection by the current MTSU community, community partners, and the public at large.
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    Digital Seed Grant Winners and Final Projects 2018-2019
    (Digital Scholarship Initaitives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University, 2019) Digital Scholarship Initiatives
    Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives supports individual and collaborative digital scholarship projects in research, teaching, and public outreach from any discipline on campus. The Digital Seed Grant is an annual award for start-up funds, developed to encourage and create opportunities for faculty, staff, and graduate students to use digital technologies in their research or teaching. The Digital Seed Grant (dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant) had an impressive amount of applications for its second year (2018-2019 projects), which originally launched in 2016 (award period of 2017-2018). Due to the quantity and quality of proposals, the Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award two grants for the 2018 academic year. The awardees were announced on the website at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant18-19. See the pdf for brief summaries of the winning projects (in no particular order) and a link to their individual outcomes.