CDS Project Showcase

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Miami University Libraries’ Center for Digital Scholarship was established in April 2013. Our mission is to serve as a collaborative partner with faculty, students, and staff by providing digital library, data repository, multi-media, digitization, scholarly communication, geospatial, and data management services so that members of the Miami community can accomplish their research, scholarly, and teaching… Read more »

Freedom Summer App

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The Freedom Summer App (FSApp) is a location-based tour that uses a mobile device and GPS technology to transport you to 1964 to train as a Freedom Summer volunteer … by understanding the struggles of the past, we can reflect on what is at stake in the future. The FSApp project is led by Dr. Ann… Read more »

What, Why, How, Where and Who?

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Last week, as part of the New Faculty Orientation, we had a mini-presentation about CDS … so in 5 minutes we tried to answer 5 questions: – What is a center for digital scholarship? – Why is digital scholarship important? – How can our center help/work with Miami faculty? – Where are we located? –… Read more »

HARAMBEE CITY Digital Archive

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This summer we launched the HARAMBEE CITY Digital Archive, this project is led by Dr. Nishani Frazier, Associate Professor of History and it runs on Omeka. It’s probably one of our best examples of how a project can start with a test instance, where we can test and try things out … and when we’re… Read more »

UPDATE 2: Digital Scholarship Applications Dashboard

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Last week, we finished our first full semester in working and testing several virtual machine options and tools for this project.  The IMS203 class Scholarship in the Digital Age: Introduction to the Digital Humanities has helped us in exploring/testing/identifying the possibilities -as well as some limitations- with this cloud-based hosting option.  At first, each student… Read more »

UPDATE: Digital Scholarship Applications Dashboard

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This IMLS Sparks’ funded project is well underway and soon we’ll start creating the first video tutorials. The current prototype runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and it’s managed using OpenNebula, an open source cloud-computing platform for managing distributed data center environments. Right now, deploying a virtual machine (VM) is as simple as logging in… Read more »

A homegrown solution for author profiles in DSpace

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Author profiles can help scholars increase their visibility, help them connect with others, or keep track of their publication statistics.  There is a handful of sites that are providing profile options for scholars at a global level e.g. ORCID, LinkedIn, Academia, ResearchGate, Mendeley, Google Scholar, VIVO, etc.  However, author profiles at the institutional level are… Read more »

A Digital Scholarship Applications dashboard for Miami faculty

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The 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… Read more »

Companion websites for print publications!

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“As the preference for accessing research online eclipses the demand for print access, the electronic scholarly monograph, readable on an e-reader and/or searchable on a computer, is coming to play a much more significant role in research and scholarship.” Libraries, Scholars, and Publishers in Digital Journal and Monograph Publishing. While many will agree that monographs… Read more »

Projects UPDATE: Part 1

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As we transition to a summer mode and adapt our service model to meet the library and university goals, below is a first list of example projects that our team is currently working on or getting ready to complete. NEW Digital Collections Portal, we recently launched a redesigned and upgraded website for the Library’s Digital… Read more »