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Emory Libraries Advance Digital Scholarship: 19th Profile in ARL Series

two men and one woman smiling and sitting at a conference table with laptop computers on it
Atlanta Studies project meeting, image CC-BY-NC
Steve Bransford/Emory University

The latest installment in the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) series highlighting digital scholarship work at ARL member libraries features Emory University.

The Emory profile, written by ARL director of research and strategic initiatives, Elizabeth Waraksa, presents a brief history of the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) and an overview of ECDS’s current work. The profile describes staffing, partnerships, services, successes, challenges, and opportunities.

Three projects are spotlighted in the Emory profile: Southern Spaces, a peer-reviewed, multimedia, open access journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South; Slave Voyages, which provides information on almost 36,000 transatlantic slaving voyages of the 16th through 19th centuries; and Readux, an open source platform that enables users to explore digitized materials from Emory library collections.

To read each of the profiles in this series as they are published, watch the ARL website, follow ARL on Facebook or Twitter, or subscribe to the ARL News email list.

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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