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Scholarly Communications

A brief overview of the field of Scholarly Communication.

Introduction to Digital Scholarship

As an introduction to digital scholarship, JMU Libraries produced a DS series that provided an overview to the field.

Guiding Questions

Now that you've had an opportunity to explore the elements of digital scholarship, take some time to reflect on the various attributes mentioned. Consider what questions will guide your exploration into digital scholarship.


DS guiding questions

How to Engage

There are many ways to engage with digital scholarship. What follows are just a handful of examples that can help get you started.

  • Doing Work in New Ways
    • Computational tools - text/data mining, visualization, analysis
    • Collaborative research - Open Science Framework, Zotero, cloud resources
    • Navigating Abundance - data management, copyright, access and use
  • Finding Community
    • Professional Organizations:- HASTAC, DHSI, THATCamp
    • Social Media/Technology - Twitter (#DLFTeach, #DH, #openscience), Slack, podcasts
    • Scholarly Identity - ORCiD, VIVO
  • Contributing and Engaging
    • Partnering with local institutes or organizations
    • Campus partners
  • Using New Products
  • Creating New Products
    • Teaching - open textbooks, curricular materials, open course design
    • Research/Scholarship - software development, interactive publishing platforms