This summer BC Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group is holding a week-long incubator that will guide twelve BC faculty members through an exploration of digital scholarship methods and tools from a conceptual and technical standpoint. Participants will receive a $200 stipend following fall project presentations.
- When: June 6th-June 10th
- Where: O’Neill Library (in-person unless COVID requires it to move online)
- Application: Due February 25th (Go to the Application)
The incubator will cover a wide cross-section of digital scholarship methods (e.g., data visualization, mapping, digital exhibits) and tools (e.g., ArcGIS and Tableau). Broader topics will also be incorporated such as project evaluation, usability, and intellectual property. The incubator will culminate in the creation of faculty projects that will be presented early in the fall semester during which faculty will receive feedback from colleagues and librarians to help them further develop their work. A project may be a well-articulated plan for a researched-based DS project and a prototype that demonstrates aspects of how the project will work, or, it may be for a pedagogy-based endeavor that includes a lesson plan and a prototype that demonstrates the digital component(s) of the lesson. More information on projects will be provided at the beginning of the incubator. Throughout the summer, the DS Group will provide workshops that dive deeper into DS tools, consultations, and other types of support that will enable participants to complete their projects.
Through their participation, faculty will gain:
- Familiarity with the current DS landscape
- An understanding of how to identify DS methods and tools for specific research and/or pedagogical pursuits
- Foundational skills in common DS tools
- Greater comfort with and confidence in incorporating DS methods and tools into their research and/or teaching
- The ability to conceptualize and evaluate DS projects
Questions? Contact Melanie Hubbard, DS librarian, at email@example.com