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Digital Scholarship

The Loyola Notre Dame Library supports digital scholarship at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University by partnering with faculty and students to integrate technology into their teaching and research. We explore and document new tools and support their application in ways that enhance learning and promote accessible, innovative scholarship. We aim to expand the community of digital scholarship practitioners at Loyola and Notre Dame through education, collaboration, and exploration.

Digital Scholarship Projects

FAQ

What is digital scholarship?

Digital Scholarship can be defined as “…any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching, learning and research opened up by the unique affordances of digital tools and methods.” (dsc.bucknell.edu, 2017).

How can I work with the library on a digital scholarship project?

We welcome proposals for digital projects from Loyola and Notre Dame faculty, students, and staff. Accepted proposals may receive support in the form of consultation time, development support, or other resources depending on the project parameters.

Before submitting a project proposal, review the digital scholarship project proposal form and consult with a member of the Digital Scholarship team about your project. During the consultation, we can advise on the library’s current capabilities, other external resources to consider, and can review the project proposal form together.

How do you determine which projects the library will support?

The library’s ability to support digital scholarship projects is dependent on the project’s specific needs for technology, expertise, and funding. When you propose a project, we ask that you outline which activities and resources the library would support, and which will be supported by outside partners, colleagues, or departments.

What kinds of tools and technologies are available in the library to support digital scholarship?

The library’s Innovation Station is a makerspace on the main level of the library that offers a wide variety of technologies. The library also supports the use of open source web publishing tools Omeka and WordPress and ArcGIS software (including StoryMaps) for digital scholarship projects.

You can also access the library's recordings of recent online technology classes, including an introduction to ArcGIS.

How long will you support my project? What happens to the project if I leave the university?

As part of the project proposal process, we ask you to think through the maintenance, management, and sustainability of your project. The library reviews all supported projects with creators every three years to evaluate how well the project is continuing to meet its objectives.

Who is the Digital Scholarship team?

Matthew Treskon, Technology Librarian
Jenny Kinniff, Head of Archives and Special Collections
Clara Love, Technology Resources Assistant

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at digitalscholarship@loyola.edu with questions and suggestions.