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Tuesday, October 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Student-Created Digital Scholarship • The Radical and the Incremental: Expanding the Librarian's Tool Kit to Prepare the Undergraduate Digital Scholar/Citizen

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Presentation 1
Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Student-Created Digital Scholarship
Student scholarship and student-run publications are valuable to the scholarly record, representing the nascent activities of the next generation of scholars, and serving as an academic playground for new forms of digital scholarly communication. However, student scholarship is often at risk—in addition to facing many of the same business problems affecting the scholarly publishing industry, it can also fall victim to unique problems inherent in student publications. Student publications have regular, constant turnover; sometimes, they struggle to stick to a regular schedule, or secure enough quality submissions and staff to field an issue; many student publishers don't have plans for long term web presence, discoverability, distribution, or archiving; finally, for most, this is their first experience running any business, yet many don't even think of themselves as being in the publishing business.

Georgetown University's students publish in a variety of media, ranging from traditional scholarly journals, to web-based peer-reviewed journals, student-produced newsletters, newspapers, literary magazines, and more. Many of these publications come to the Library for support, whether it's digital archiving, growing subscriptions, developing marketing strategies, advice on indexing, production and editorial management, or agreement support. In order to meet the needs of this diverse community, we've developed a model of collaboration between the Library and the Press to support communication between publications, and bring complementary expertise to supporting the entire lifecycle of student publishing. So far, the fruits of this collaboration have been a student publishing fair, a new series of workshops for student publishers and editors, increased digital repository submissions and activity, and creating digital resources for student publishers on campus. Join our discussion as we explore other opportunities for collaboration across organizations to support student-created digital scholarship.

Presenter: Kate Dohe (Georgetown University)
Co-Author: Laura Leichum (Georgetown University)

Presentation 2
The Radical and the Incremental: Expanding the Librarian's Tool Kit to Prepare the Undergraduate Digital Scholar/Citizen
Librarian-faculty digital humanities collaboration is often characterized by multi-year, resource-intensive projects based on faculty research. These projects are important but far from the whole story. Faculty uninterested in using technology in their own research may welcome it in the undergraduate classroom; especially when it enables assignments that help undergraduate students engage with course material. Recently, tools have emerged that lower the barrier to entry for digital projects and digital methods have become more widespread among a number of disciplines.

The use of digital methods in undergraduate courses can take many forms, from simple blogging to a full -semester course in digital humanities or multimedia methods. Whatever form digital scholarship engagement takes in the undergraduate classroom, librarians can be valuable partners because of their commitment to developing value-driven research skills and their connections to library collections, technology and expertise. However, in order for libraries to productively engage with new digital approaches and assignments, librarians need to rethink their relationship to their organization's technology infrastructure and staff.

This panel will focus on three approaches to integrating digital scholarship into the undergraduate curriculum. UNC developed a summer workshop series to offer cross training in digital methods to subject librarians. At Columbia, several humanities courses have integrated a "digital lab" component created and taught by librarians resulting in student digital projects. At Haverford College, a summer workshop in digital methods for subject librarians is paired with a toolkit for digital scholarship methods and some technical tools for lightweight projects. Though the approaches to undergraduate digital scholarship programs differ between these institutions, there are several common threads: a need for flexible technology approaches in terms of both infrastructure and staffing and a need to integrate digital scholarship into the work of subject librarians who liaise with faculty and students.

Presenters: Barbara Rockenbach (Columbia University), Laurie Allen (Haverford College), Stewart Varner (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

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Laurie Allen

Director for Digital Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
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Kate Dohe

Digital Services Librarian, Georgetown University

Barbara Rockenbach

Director, Humanities & History Libraries, Columbia University
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Stewart Varner

Managing Director, Price Lab for Digital Huamanities, University of Pennsylvania
UNC Chapell Hill Libraries

Tuesday October 27, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Ballroom II & III

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