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.
- Excitement built in the weeks leading up to the event. The planning committee worked actively on the symposium since June.
- The calm before the storm...
- Breakfast treats and coffee by Catalina Cafe welcomed guests as the playing began.
- We were pleased to be joined by Mark Newton, interim director of Columbia Universities Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS), for our keynote.
- The FSU community came out in great support, and it was encouraging to see some of our faculty joining the exploration.
- Good friends were good naturedly poking fun at Micah introducing the day's events.
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.
- Micah Vandegrift, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, led a discussion on digital projects.
- Stuart Rochford, Digital Library Center Studio Manager, gave a quick tour of our digitization lab in Strozier Library.