Our Research Agenda
The Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is invested in exploring several specific topics. These areas of study guide the types of work we do—the projects we work on, the research we conduct, and the activities that we participate in every day.
We promote digital literacy in various forms. Specifically, we study digital knowledge production in the classroom and beyond. We research new ways to expand the digital competencies of the campus community.
New Modes of Scholarly Production
We explore the new ways that research is conducted and disseminated in a digital-centric environment.
We are fully committed to openness in higher education. We make our materials, tools, and data as openly available and as readily accessible as possible, across many access points.
Infrastructure of Digital Scholarship
We examine and interrogate the tools and methods for project development and implementation that facilitate the sustainability and long-term success of digital projects.
We write, present, and publish on a variety of topics related to the digital turn in librarianship. Included below are several examples of our work.
Stanley, S., & Vandegrift, M. (2016) Cross-disciplinarity at the crossroads. dh+lib Special Issue. Retrieved from DH+Lib
Brown, B., & Soper, D. (2016). What Should a Data Repository Do?. Presentation at Mississippi State University Scholarly Communications Summit. Retrieved from DigiNole
Julian, Renaine; Vandegrift, Micah; Besara, Rachel (2016). It Takes Teamwork to Make the Dream Work: Delivering data management services in a team based environment. Poster presented at RDAP 2016. Retrieved from DigiNole
Thomas, Krystal (2015) Living with the Legacy: Inheriting Problematic Digital Collections. Poster presented at Digital Library Federation Forum. Retrived from DigiNole.
Vandegrift, M., & Varner, S. (2013) Evolving in Common: Creating Mutually Supportive Relationships Between Libraries and the Digital Humanities. Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 53, Iss. 1. Retrieved from DigiNole
Vandegrift, M., & Bolick, J. (2014). "Free to All": Library Publishing and the Challenge of Open Access. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication 2(4):eP1181. Retrieved from DigiNole
Kinsley, K., Besara, R., Scheel, A., Colvin, G., Brady, J. E., & Burel, M. (2014). Graduate Conversations: Assessing the Space Needs of Graduate Students. College & Research Libraries. Retrieved from DigiNole