What is Digital Scholarship?

At Carleton, digital scholarship includes both research and classroom assignments. It can be published to the public, or it can be an unpublished step in the research process. Digital scholarship crosses disciplines, and appears in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Faculty and staff in Carleton’s Digital Liberal Arts network help to teach and train students in digital methods that they can use either in their studies or their future careers. Gould Library is part of this collaborative Digital Liberal Arts network.​

How does the Library support Digital Scholarship?

  • Class support: Work with faculty teaching classes with digital scholarship assignments to support their students’ projects. This includes classes that are part of the Digital Arts & Humanities (DGAH) minor.
  • Project support and management: Support faculty research projects, especially with early experimentation and grant proofreading.
  • Student worker supervision: Digital Humanities Associates (DHAs) and Digital Scholarship Interns (DSIs) help support faculty teaching and research. They are partially supervised by Library staff.
  • Event planning: Fund and organize events around campus and with local partners about digital scholarship, open access, and other related issues. Most events are supported in collaboration with the Humanities Center and ITS.
  • Collection management: Create, curate, describe, and host archives of digital scholarship projects in many formats on Library-managed platforms:
    • The main Gould Library collections, including data, textual sources, archival sources, and others. We work with relevant partners and vendors to gain access to data sets (of any sort of primary source material) that can be used in digital scholarship projects.
    • Digital collections in CONTENTdm, including material from Carleton Archives and Special Collections, material from Northfield History Collaborative, and the creative output from many faculty and students projects.
    • Digital collections in Carleton Digital Commons, including research, scholarship, and creative expression from faculty, students, and staff.

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