Digital Scholarship

Supporting and empowering faculty scholarship through digital tools, methods, publication, and preservation

Digital scholarship is the use of digital evidence, methods of inquiry, research, publication, and preservation to achieve scholarly and research goals. Digital scholarship can encompass both scholarly communication using digital media and research on digital media.*

Digital Scholarship in Action

  • Student Spotlight: Digitizing Eight Years of Old Gold & Black

    Lawton Manning has worked in ZSR’s Digitization Lab since his freshman year. He has performed digitization and completed metadata on several projects, beginning with the University and N.C. Baptist Biographical Files Collection. He even remembers the name of the first person’s file that he digitized. “I remember the first file I worked on was that […]

  • Celebrating the Public Domain

    January means new things: new year, new semester, new entries to the public domain. Wait, what was that last one? The public domain? January 1, 2019 marked the first time in more than 20 years that an entire year’s worth of copyrighted works entered the public domain. Until this year, the public domain had essentially […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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* Rumsey, Abby (July 2011). “New-Model Scholarly Communication: Road Map for Change” (PDF). Scholarly Communication Institute 9. University of Virginia Library.