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June 2020 Digital Scholarship Institute

The next ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Monday, June 15–Friday, June 19, 2020. The institute will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and will conclude on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

In evaluating applications, preference will be given to professionals from ARL libraries, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities and to current graduate students in library and information science.

The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations. Participants are expected to stay for the entirety of the institute. More information will be provided by December 2019.

Learning Goals

The learning goals set forth by the ARL DSI are meant to uphold the overarching goal of the ARL Academy, which has been created to “foster the development of an agile, diverse and highly-motivated workforce as well as the inspiring leadership necessary to meet present and future challenges.”

By the end of the institute, participants will:

  1. Describe how digital scholarship fits into higher education and why academic libraries are engaging in digital scholarship
  2. Demonstrate confidence in their ability to engage with digital scholarship projects by developing strategies for advancing their roles as contributors, as partners and/or co-creators in digital scholarship projects
  3. Identify the hallmarks of digital scholarship/critical elements and methodological principles that qualifies scholarly work as digital scholarship
  4. Evaluate different digital scholarship methodologies and tools
  5. Integrate existing skill sets into those needed for digital scholarship
  6. Envision digital scholarship as a collaborative endeavor by identifying individual researchers or local institutional units with whom they feel confident working to continue furthering their knowledge and practice of digital scholarship
  7. Establish an integrated cohort as part of this institute to cultivate ongoing knowledge-sharing, skill-building, and networking during and beyond the institute

The Curriculum

The schedule includes a keynote address, a workshop titled, “Introduction to Digital Scholarship,” half-day workshops on a series of methods and tools, and discussions about pedagogy and consultations with faculty. The methods and tools to be included are:

  • Introductory Session on Project Design
  • Scholarly Editions: Text Encoding and Publishing with TEI
  • Digital Exhibits & Curation
  • GIS and Temporal Mapping
  • Multimodal Publishing
  • Data Visualization or Analysis
  • Text Mining with HTRC
  • Digital Scholarship Pedagogy & Consultations

Contact Sue Baughman (sue@arl.org) with questions.

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