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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.

Digital Literacies

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.

Open Praxis

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.

Our Research

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

Soper, D. (2017, May). Islandora as a data repository. Presentation at Islandoracon, the bi-annual meeting of the Islandora Foundation, Hamilton, ON. Retrieved from figshare.

Kowalski, M., Soper, D., & Feardon, D. (2017, April). Data as intellectual property. Panel presentation at the Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, Seattle, WA. Retrieved from figshare.

Soper, D., Mangiafico, P., & Smith, K. L. (2016, Dec 4). Open access policies: Protecting authors' rights [Blog post]. Retrieved from In the Open.

Vandegrift, M., Julian, R., & Soper, D. (2016, November). Supporting public access compliance at Florida State University. Invited presentation for the SPARC Webcast on Public Access Policy Compliance.
Retrieved from DigiNole .

Soper, D. (2016, July). What is an institutional repository? Purpose and core functionality. Invited presentation at the Florida Virtual Campus Islandora Institutional Repository Camp, Gainesville, FL. Retrieved from DigiNole.

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


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