Digital Scholarship Commons and the DSMS Graduate Certificate
The Digital Scholarship Commons
In 2010, Emory Libraries will develop the Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC), an initiative to assist scholars in using new technologies for traditional and emerging fields of research. Taking advantage of Emory Libraries as an interdisciplinary, collaborative space, DiSC will promote creative intersections for hybrid teams of information science experts, librarians, and researchers to explore the complex challenges and opportunities of digital scholarship. DiSC's physical location within Woodruff Library will allow researchers to explore new technologies and develop innovative scholarly projects. DiSC workshops, internships, and symposia will provide numerous platforms for further communication, dissemination, and distribution of scholarship.
The Digital Scholarship and Media Studies Graduate Certificate
In a collaboration between the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA) and the Emory Libraries, beginning in fall 2010, the Laney Graduate School will offer a certificate program in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies (DSMS). The program will be a four-course certificate, including a required internship, that will help graduate students enhance their career prospects by engaging in digital scholarship.
"Digital scholarship is a new field that addresses technological challenges and opportunities to the development of traditional methodologies of scholarship," reads the introduction to the proposal that was approved by the Emory Board of Trustees in September, 2009. "In research institutions across the world, the power of advanced technologies is causing a shift in practice. Whether working in the humanities or the sciences, which already possess established frameworks for collaborative work, computer hardware, software, and networks are significantly impacting the nature and degree of scholarly exchange." More information about the DSMS certificate and how graduate students can register for it will be posted in the coming weeks on the websites of the Emory Libraries and the ILA. Questions should be directed to the DSMS Co-Directors Allen Tullos and Naomi Nelson.