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IMLS logoThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Miami University Libraries Center for Digital Scholarship a $23,483 Sparks grant.

The on-demand Digital Scholarship Applications dashboard is a collaborative initiative between Miami’s Information Technology Services and the Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship.  The one-year project will prototype and implement an efficient and user-friendly dashboard that will allow faculty and student scholars to easily and quickly choose, configure, deploy, and evaluate any of a set of common web applications in a shared hosting environment.  The envisioned service will be similar to those offered by commercial hosting providers for deployment of popular web applications, but focused on tools relevant to digital scholarship.

Information Technology Services supports and transforms Miami University by providing innovative, reliable and secure technology services for all facets of the University, including teaching, learning, research, student life and administration.

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) was established in April 2013 as a new service for faculty and students working on mid-large size digital projects.  CDS provides facilities and services to support digital initiatives that enhance the research, teaching and learning mission of Miami University.