October 31, 2020

University of Iowa Libraries Opens Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio

From U. of Iowa:

The University of Iowa Libraries has launched the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio, a new unit serving faculty, student, and community scholars with an expert staff and access to a range of digital tools and platforms.

A centrally funded campus resource, the Studio also houses the Studio Scholars Program, a faculty research group dedicated to the development of both large- and small-scale faculty projects related to Digital Humanities (DH) efforts in the arts and humanities.

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The Studio’s commitment to the university community holds four intertwined goals:

  • Research—Foster interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty, students, staff, and citizens, using established and emerging digital tools to create and share knowledge.
  • Instruction—Help UI instructors thread their research into university and community curricula.
  • Training—Provide workshops for faculty and students in new digital tools and platforms.
  • Publishing—Increase internal and external access to the knowledge created through UI research.

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The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio combines two formerly separate departments: the Office of the Provost’s Digital Studio for Public Arts & Humanities and the University Libraries’ Digital Research & Publishing.

These two former departments were already co-located, shared certain infrastructure, and worked with many of the same faculty, often on common projects. The new Studio fully unites the resources and people—and missions—of the two departments, aligning institutional resources to position the university to become a leader in sustainable, recurring funding for digital humanities and other forms of digital scholarship.

More Info in the Complete U. of Iowa Announcement

See Also: Direct to Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio Web Site
Includes links to several projects.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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