Call for Digital Scholarship 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.
Please contact us!