Emory University Libraries
Emory Center for Digital ScholarshipJesse P. Karlsberg, Senior Digital Scholarship Strategist
The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) provides consulting expertise, project coordination, and a technology-rich collaborative space for faculty, staff, and students to incorporate digital tools and methods into research, teaching, and publishing. The multidisciplinary ECDS staff of scholars, librarians, faculty, and graduate students work with individuals at Emory and partner institutions to create innovative and sustainable models of digital scholarship and pedagogy for academic and public use.
Emory University Libraries’ mission is to: Deliver and produce distinctive services, information, and content; preserve and promote our intellectual and cultural heritage; engage as partners in the academic enterprise to advance student and faculty success; create diverse and engaging environments for work, production, study, and intellectual and social engagement; initiate, implement, and teach emerging trends in technology and information literacy; and cultivate an organizational culture of agility and innovation.
- Publishing activities began: 1994
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English
- Organization: services distributed across campus
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 100%
- Professional staff: 5
- Paraprofessional staff: 2
- Graduate students: 4
- Library operating budget: 50%
- Non-library campus budget: 40%
- Grants: 10%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; databases; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); expansive digital publications (digital humanities or other complex multimedia projects); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; expansive digital projects .
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)||17||17|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||617|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||4||4|
|Journals, campus-based student-created|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||266|
expansive digital projects (11)
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- Apollo 15 Learning Hub (expansive digital project)
- Post45 (journal)
- Samothrace 3D Model (expansive digital project)
- Southern Spaces (journal)
- Views of Rome (expansive digital project)
- health sciences
- literary studies
- Southern studies
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
Best publications to refer to our program: Those where Emory faculty, students, or staff are involved and publications or projects where topical focus aligns with the program’s disciplinary specialties.
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- multimedia/interactive content
- augmented reality; virtual reality; 360-degree video
- locally developed software
- Hyrax; Readux; OpenTour Builder
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- compiling indexes and/or TOCs
- contract/license preparation
- data visualization
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- graphic design (print or web)
- hosting of supplemental content
- image services
- peer review management
- Amazon Glacier
- Amazon S3
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
In 2015, Emory Libraries started its Digital Library Program, a multiyear initiative to promote best practices and provide long-term access to Emory’s unique digital assets and collections. Our goal was to develop a versatile and feature-rich digital repository platform using the open source Samvera framework. In April 2020, we celebrated the beta launch of the new repository, Emory Digital Collections, which features five pilot collections. We are planning the ingest of our existing institutional repository for faculty scholarship, OpenEmory, as well as our ETD repository, Emory Theses and Dissertations, into the larger Emory Digital Collections platform, which will also continue to ingest digital collections from Emory’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, among others. The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship recently launched version 2 of Readux, a platform for publishing thematic research collections and scholarly editions of digitized books, and version 3 of its OpenTourBuilder, a tool for creating mobile walking, biking, and driving tours. ECDS is actively seeking partnerships with other institutions interested in adopting these platforms for their own publishing initiatives.
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