Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship News from ZSR Library

World Digital Preservation Day

There isn’t a Hallmark card for the occasion just yet, but today marks the annual World Digital Preservation Day.  Initiated by the Digital Preservation Coalition, the organizers want to inspire archivists, historians, and the general public to help ensure that future generations can find and use our most important digital content. It can be difficult to... more

Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice

In September 2018, the American Quarterly published a special issue, Toward a Critically Engaged Digital Practice: American Studies and the Digital Humanities. The issue features a wide range of DH projects, topics, and methods, including articles on digital mapping and DH pedagogy, a digital projects section featuring written summaries of active digital projects and links to the full... more

Digital Scholarship along the Research Pathway

How do digital tools and methods enhance or change research methods? How can born-digital items be created to ensure future use? What are the best ways to document the process and progress of a collaborative digital project? ZSR’s Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communications team can assist in addressing such questions that typically come up in... more

DH@Wake Summer Institute

In May and August, the Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication team hosted the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute, a weeklong digital humanities workshop for Wake Forest University faculty. Faculty from departments ranging from foreign languages to anthropology to history explored digital humanities tools and methods for research with librarians who support digitally inflected scholarship. Daily topics... more

DH@Wake, August Edition!

ZSR Library is hosting its second DH@Wake Summer Institute this week, August 6-10, 2018. Participants will explore digital humanities tools and methods for research, working with ZSR librarians who support digitally-inflected scholarship at Wake Forest. We are excited to welcome our second faculty cohort and to hear more about their digital projects! Faculty Cohort Michaelle... more

What’s New in ZSR’s Digital Collections?

ZSR’s Digital Collections continues to grow. Over the summer we will be adding new collections, and ingesting new materials to current collections. Let’s take a look at some of the main projects we are working on. New Collection North Carolina Baptist Church and Association Files During the spring semester, we launched the North Carolina Baptist... more

DH@Wake is Around the Corner!

ZSR Library will be hosting the first DH@Wake Summer Institute, May 14-18, 2018. We are excited to announce the first DH@Wake cohort, as well as the events and instruction planned for the week! Faculty Cohort Alessandra Von Burg, Communication Molly Knight, German and Russian T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Classical Languages Mary Good, Anthropology Carmen Perez-Munoz, Spanish and... more

Deadline Approaching for DH@Wake Summer Institute Registration

The deadline to register for the inaugural DH@Wake Summer Institute is quickly approaching. Register by April 7th to ensure your spot in one of two Institutes: May 14-18 OR August 6-10. Participants will receive at $500 stipend for attending this week-long workshop, where you will explore applications for text mining, digital mapping, online exhibits, and... more

Reserve the New Experimental Classroom

Active learning classrooms enable “student-centered, interactive, integrated, flexible, active learning spaces” (University of Minnesota, 2009). WFU faculty who are interested in trying to incorporate active learning pedagogy into their courses may request use of the Teaching & Learning Collaborative and Digital Scholarship Experimental Classroom 665 in ZSR Library.  To make the request, simply complete this form which is available on... more

Newly Digitized Photograph Collection – Guest Post by Ed Morris, Executive Director, Wake Forest College Birthplace Society

Recently, Special Collections & Archives and Digital Scholarship were able to transfer and download the Wake Forest College Birthplace Photograph Collection, which is now available to researchers. Wake Forest College Birthplace Society Executive Director Ed Morris agreed to do a guest blog post for us as we advertise the availability of the digitized images (funded... more