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Our Research Agenda

The Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is invested in exploring several specific topics. These topics 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.


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.


We examine and interrogate the tools and methods for project development and implementation that facilitate the sustainability and long-term success of digital projects.

Selected Publications

Hunter, M. Soper, D. Miller, L. Dunne, L. Thomas, C. (2021) Ask the Editors: Assessing the Publishing Needs of Faculty Editors. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication
Thomas, C. Vardeman, K. Wu, J. (2021).  Integrating Usability Testing in the Open Textbook Adaptation Workflow. Information Technology and Libraries. 40(1). 
Grove, K., & Soper, D. (2021). Launching an Institutional ORCID Initiative at Florida State University . Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (96).
Champieux, R., Thomas, C. and Versluis, A. (2020). Using Outreach Weeks to Examine Labor, Assessment and Value in Open Advocacy. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 8(1), p.eP2371. DOI:
Wharton, L., & Soper, D. (2019). Taking OER abroad with library-led partnerships. International Journal of Open Educational Resources 2(1). Retrieved from
Duke, R., & Stanley, S (2019). ‘Decoding’ with Encoding: Digital Tools in the Special Collections Classroom. In Bartlett, N., Nofziger, C., & Gadelha, E. (Eds.), Teaching Undergraduates with Archives. Ann Arbor, MI: Michigan Publishing.
Rodriguez, D. (2019) "Introduction to Audiovisual Transcoding, Editing, and Color Analysis with FFmpeg," The Programming Historian.

Hunter, M. (presented 2019, June) “Digital Cultural Heritage and the gamification of the past” THATCamp Tallahassee 2019, Tallahassee, FL. (Regional)

Smart, R. (2019). “What Is an Institutional Repository to Do? Implementing Open Access Harvesting Workflows.” Publications, 7(2), 37.

Wharton, L., & Soper, D. (2019). Taking OER abroad with library-led partnerships. International Journal of Open Educational Resources. Retrieved from 

Stanley, Sarah, et al. “Updating TaDiRAH: Proposing a Taxonomy of Digital Scholarship in Libraries.” OSF, 11 Jan. 2019.

Rodriguez, Dave. "Introduction to Audiovisual Transcoding, Editing, and Color Analysis with FFmpeg." The Programming Historian, 2018. 

Hunter, Matthew. "Against Modules: Using Zotero as a  Learner-centered Course Management Tool."  Florida Association of College and Research Libraries, October, 2018. Conference presentation.

Roehrig, Alysia D., et al. “Changing the Default to Support Open Access to Education Research.” Educational Researcher, vol. 47, no. 7, Oct. 2018, pp. 465–473, doi: 10.3102/0013189X18782974.

Soper, Devin, et al. "Expediting OER on Campus: A Multifaceted Approach." The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, edited by Kristi Jensen and Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota Libraries, 2018. doi: 10.24926/86666.0101.

Catabay, K., and Smart, R. “Gathering Publicly Available Information with an API.” Blog post. July 2018.

Smart, R. (presented 2018, June) “Operationalizing Semi-Automatic Harvesting." Open Repositories, Bozeman, MO. (international)

Hunter, Matthew, et al. "Balancing Vendor Collaborations for Sustainable Library Publishing. " Library Publising Forum, May 2018. Conference panel.

Smart, R. (presented 2018, April) “Operationalizing Automatic Harvesting.” Southern Mississippi Institutional Repository Conference, Hattiesburg, MI. (regional)

Rodriguez, Dave. "Introduction to FFmpeg." March, 2018. Presentation.

Rodriguez, Dave. "Introduction to  AV Codecs & Containers." March, 2018. Presentation.

Soper, Devin. "On passing an open access policy at Florida State University: From outreach to implementation." College and Research Libraries News,  vol. 78, no. 8, Sept. 2017. doi: 10.5860/crln.78.8.432.

Smart. R., "Bringing Data Carpentry to FSU". Blog post. June 2017.

Stanley, Sarah. "Why is Digital Humanities?,  June 21, 2017. Blog post.

Mortiz, Carolyn, et al. "De-centering and re-centering digital scholarship: A manifesto." Journal of New Librarianship, vol. 2, no. 2, 2017. doi: 10.21173/newlibs/3/2.

Rodriguez, Dave. "AV in DH: State of the Field." 2017.  Presentation.

Stanley, Sarah, and Matthew Hunter. "The Adoption of STEM Praxis in the Digital Humanities." Keystone Digital Humanities, June, 2016. Conference presentation.

Stanley, Sarah, and Micah Vandegrift. "Cross-disciplinarity at the Crossroads." Special issue of dh+lib, 2016.

Funded Projects

Panhandle Library Access Network | 2019-2020 Innovation Project Grant  | 11/2019

FSU Council for Research and Creativity | 2019 Equipment and Infrastructure Grant | 5/2019

Florida State University | 2018 Sustainable Campus Grant | 4/2018

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