Matthew Sisk and Alexander Papson (University of Notre Dame)
Library-based digital scholarship centers are increasingly seen as a way to foster collaboration across the university and make new digital tools available for teaching and research. In September of 2013, the Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) was launched in the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame. This center is designed to facilitate faculty and student research by bringing together experts in several different aspects of digital scholarship. These include text analysis, Geographic Information Systems and mapping, data management, metadata and project management and 3D printing. Over the last year, we have used a variety of outreach strategies including workshops, center involvement in existing courses, developing new credit-bearing courses and direct consultations with faculty and student projects. This has led to student involvement in faculty and CDS staff research projects, funding and publication of several projects, an increased presence in the research ecosystem of Notre Dame and several on-campus partnerships.
This presentation will outline our experiences developing the services offered by the CDS, the successful and less successful strategies for tailoring services to the campus community and some discussion of planned future services.