Submitted on Wed, 2011-9-14 at 2:13 pm
DiSC is excited to announce that we are actively soliciting proposals for our second round of 2011-2012 project selections. Proposals are due by November 15, but interested scholars must get in touch with DiSC staff by October 15 if they are planning on submitting something, so we can have time to help them develop a proposal. This round is designed to give scholars who spent the summer traveling the opportunity to get a project started this academic year.
You can read the full call for proposals below but, in summary, we are looking for scholars (graduate students, faculty members, and staff) who have ideas for digital scholarship projects but need a little cash and a little dedicated technical help to get the job done. Interested parties will meet with DiSC staff to talk through their idea. If the idea sounds like it fits the scope of DiSC, we will work with the scholar to develop a proposal that speaks to the following:
- The project’s scholarly excellence.
- Its potential to contribute to digital scholarship
- Its use of library collections
- Its plan for sustainability
- Its potential for tool-building and reuse
- its timeline for completion
Scholars who are interested should contact DiSC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Research Project Ideas: Deadline October 15
Thanks to generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, the new Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) in Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library is offering a small budget plus technical support for up to two digital scholarship projects to be completed by summer 2012.
Digital scholarship can take many forms. For example, it can be a geospatial project, a new way of exposing an archival collection, a multimedia work, or a computational exploration of a set of texts. You can find an introduction to digital humanities here, or you can contact us so we can answer your questions in person. We're especially interested in research projects that make use of MARBL's collections and those that involve collaborative teams, including faculty, graduate students, and librarians.
Faculty, graduate students, and staff are welcome to propose projects. Please start by getting in touch with us about an idea by October 15. Even nebulous ideas are welcome! Once you do, DiSC will assign you a project manager, and together you’ll write a proposal that includes a development timeline, a consideration of copyright concerns, a budget, and a plan for sustainability. On November 15, you’ll submit the proposal to the DiSC selection committee, which is composed of faculty and librarians. The committee considers:
- the scholarly value of the project
- a well-defined and realistic project timeline
- the potential of the project to make a contribution to digital scholarship
- the project’s potential to use or expose the Library’s collections
- the project’s potential for tool-building and reuse
DiSC projects must be primarily research-oriented, and they require a significant commitment from the project initiator. For projects that are primarily pedagogical, please contact our friends in Emory’s Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT).
Please contact us!
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