New centralized services connect faculty with technology access and support
Faculty and graduate students are creating more digital research than ever before, and a new department in University Libraries helps them manage all aspects of their digital scholarship.
“Digital Research Services is dedicated to supporting researchers with their digital scholarship, which we define as data management, data visualization, data analysis, digital publishing and archiving,” says Kate Boyd, director of the new department.
“For the past several years, I have watched or been a part of digital projects on campus and have seen an explosion in the technology available to do research,” Boyd says. “There are pockets of expertise all over campus with different levels of support and software knowledge. The new Digital Research Services department, located in Thomas Cooper Library, is here to assist with connecting those pockets on campus and working with faculty and students on data management, research data archiving, data visualization, including GIS support, and digital projects and publishing. We want to help make digital research tools accessible to as many scholars on campus as possible, be it in the library or another department on campus.” Read the full article here.