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July 2019 Digital Scholarship Institute

The next ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday, July 29–Friday, August 2, 2019, on the University of Rochester campus and hosted by the Libraries. The institute will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday and will conclude on Friday at 12:00 p.m.

Preference will be given to professionals from ARL libraries, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, or current graduate students.

The cost of the institute of $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations. Participants are expected to stay for the entirety of the institute. For more information on the event, please visit the event web page.

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 skillsets 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

To Apply

Who is eligible?

Library professionals at any stage of their career, or graduate students enrolled in a library and information science program with experience working in an academic library, who are looking to develop their digital scholarship skills and increase their agility in the modern research ecosystem, regardless of rank, degree, or years in the field, is eligible to apply.

Applicants will be asked to commit to the full five days in Rochester as well as other ongoing opportunities throughout the year. Library directors or deans should indicate their support for ongoing professional development commitment in their letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to professionals from ARL libraries, HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, or current graduate students.

The selection committee is composed of members of the Digital Scholarship Institute Admissions Team. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision on admission to the institute and scholarship funding (if applicable) on or about May 3, 2019. For more information, see the Audience Statement. If you are uncertain whether you are eligible, please ask us!

Tuition Waiver Information

The ARL Digital Scholarship Institute Advisory Group is offering up to five $1,500 scholarships to cover tuition to attend the July 29–August 2, 2019 Institute. The goal of the tuition waiver is to encourage participation and engagement of library professionals or students enrolled in an MLIS graduate program who might not have the financial resources to attend.

ARL will register recipients for the Institute to cover the $1,500 tuition. Awardees will be responsible for making arrangements for travel and reserving hotel accommodations.

How to apply

By April 12, 2019, complete the following three steps:

  1. Fill out the online form.
  2. Submit a letter of recommendation from your library director or dean. Graduate students should describe their experience working in academic libraries and submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member or a library/archives professional. All letters of recommendation should be emailed to Sue Baughman (sue@arl.org).
  3. If applying for a scholarship, please include a brief statement of financial need and estimated travel costs in the event there are additional resources available.

Applicants will be informed of the status of their application on or about May 3, 2019.