Exploring Digital Scholarship: Data, Texts, and Tools

A symposium hosted at Florida State University Libraries, Nov 5th 2015.


  1. Digital Scholarship is being discussed as a trend in higher education, and with this symposium, University Libraries cast a wide net to inspire a coordinated discussion here at FSU. The event had dual purposes: 1) to introduce the newly founded Office of Digital Research and Scholarship and promote our work and services, and 2) to invite the FSU community to begin engaging with digital scholarship as a research practice that we are all invested in.

  2. Excitement built in the weeks leading up to the event. The planning committee worked actively on the symposium since June.
  3. The calm before the storm...
  4. Breakfast treats and coffee by Catalina Cafe welcomed guests as the playing began.
  5. 3D printing Napoleon's bust
    3D printing Napoleon's bust
  6. We were pleased to be joined by Mark Newton, interim director of Columbia Universities Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), for our keynote.
  7. Planning committee and Keynote Speaker Mark Newton
    Planning committee and Keynote Speaker Mark Newton
  8. The FSU community came out in great support, and it was encouraging to see some of our faculty joining the exploration.
  9. Good friends were good naturedly poking fun at Micah introducing the day's events.
  10. And we're off! The day began with a hands-on session utilizing Tableau with census data, discussions on getting started with digital projects, defining digital pedagogy, a tour of our digital library center, and hearing from some experts on grants and funding and how that works at the University.

  11. Getting Started with Digital Projects discussion
    Getting Started with Digital Projects discussion
  12. Micah Vandegrift, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, led a discussion on digital projects.
  13. Digital Library Center tour
    Digital Library Center tour
  14. Stuart Rochford, Digital Library Center Studio Manager, gave a quick tour of our digitization lab in Strozier Library.