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University of Oklahoma Libraries Support Digital Scholarship: 16th Profile in ARL Series

Digital Scholarship Lab. Photo by the University of Oklahoma Libraries.

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

The University of Oklahoma profile, written by ARL visiting program officer Catherine Davidson, presents a brief history of the evolution of digital scholarship support at the university, focusing on the Digital Scholarship Laboratory (DSL). Established in 2014, the DSL is a campus hub that fosters a community of practice for faculty and graduate students to collaboratively explore new technologies, methods, and skills in the creation of knowledge.

This profile describes the current work of the Digital Scholarship Lab, including information about the space, staffing, programs, collaboration, outreach, and resources. Looking to the future, the DSL hopes to “expand to support a growing interest in leveraging digital collections, research data, and emerging technologies for research and teaching.”

Four projects are featured in the University of Oklahoma (OU) profile: Making Modern America: Discovering the Great Depression and New Deal, a website populated with the research findings of OU students; Galileo’s World: An Exhibition without Walls, demonstrating Galileo’s tremendous range of influence across disciplines; IsisCB Explore, an open access discovery platform for the history of science; and Digital Latin Library, which publishes and curates Latin texts from around the world. 

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About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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