We expand the capacity of researchers at Penn to create and share new kinds of scholarship.
The Digital Scholarship group, formed in Spring 2016, includes seven full-time library staff members, three project-focused short-term staff members, student workers, and a connected network of collaborators in the Penn Libraries and around campus. Our primary activities are designed to support new scholarly creation through data curation and management; develop and engage with new methods for digital research projects, including the digital humanities; and explore new publishing models, especially open access publishing.
Our 2016-2018 goals
Build a research data management and curation program
Make library collections more consistently usable as data
Develop and nurture a network of collaborators in support of digital scholarly creation
Establish sustainable workflows, training, and documentation for digital research projects
Expand and promote programs for digital open access publishing
Expand the library’s capacity to engage in new methodological practices