In the next in ASERL's ongoing series, we learn about Digital Scholarship efforts at the University of Georgia and Georgia State University.
At Georgia State University, the Library works with the GSU Student Innovation Fellows (SIF) program to develop digital projects involving local history and archival materials presented in 2D and 3D digital environments. These are built by undergraduate and graduate students who are paid and receive acknowledgement for their work on the projects. The projects are designed to facilitate research and discovery, integration into courses, and contributions from the community. They have piloted a workflow for involving freshman introductory classes to help first-year students learn basic research skills while contributing to the projects and receiving credit for their work. Project topics include 1920s Atlanta, Oakland Cemetery, and Manuel’s Tavern (a local political meeting place). This webinar presentation outlines the projects, workflows, and outcomes of these collaborations.
Leaders at the University of Georgia Libraries see Digital Humanities as a research mode and a method of pedagogical inquiry. By helping to design syllabi for undergraduate DH certificate programs and scoping classroom projects, librarians are able to integrate Digital Humanities tools and methods directly into humanities research and pedagogy. With this approach, students see the immediate application of DH to traditional humanities objects of study and this kind of use helps them pursue innovative research questions and methods. In the last two years, UGA librarians have been a part of nearly 20 classes in six different departments, and demand is on the increase. This webinar will detail UGA's process, which utilizes open source and/or free tools and methods.