We are excited to have Matthew (Matt) Hunter joining the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship as the new Digital Scholarship Technologist. He is returning to FSU from the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, where he worked to develop infrastructure to support public and academic libraries primarily in new digitization initiatives. He previously interned in DRS from August 2015 to April of 2016, working with faculty to explore new implementations of digital and interactive scholarly publishing. You can read his intern report on the FSU Libraries blog.
Matt is a multiple-time FSU alumnus, holding an MLIS from the iSchool, an MA in Latin from the Department of Classics, as well as BAs in History and Classics. His scholarly interests include digital scholarship broadly, digital humanities, and the implementation of novel technologies to augment scholarship. He is also interested in the intersection of history and foodways, having previously studied dietary identity in the Roman Republican provinces. Matt is excited to return to FSU to continue collaborating in world-class research, and expanding the digital scholarship community in the FSU libraries.
As the Digital Scholarship Technologist, Matt will work with the DRS team to explore research applications of digital tools and technologies. Our immediate needs are to shore up our infrastrucutre for digital humanities and data curation, and Matt will also work to supplement the scholarly communication team's efforts on repository utilities, biblio/altmetrics, and open access publishing platforms. Matt will work closely with Micah on launching our digital pedagogy initiative this fall.
Matt's office is located in the R&D Commons, room 0013, sharing an office with Sarah Stanley, our Digital Humanities Librarian. Come by and welcome him back to FSU Libraries!