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What infrastructure is required to support digital scholarship?

  • Ithaka S + R has created a Sustainability Toolkit for Developing an Institutional Strategy for Supporting Digital Humanities Resources. This kit was developed through a grant from the NEH and offers documentation and possible guidelines to help in addressing the concerns below. Ithaka S+R Sustainability Toolkit (Emily McGinn, University of Georgia)
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Who on campus can help?

  • Campus Centers and Institutes
    • Digital Humanities Centers
    • Digital Scholarship Centers
    • Humanities Centers and Institutes
    • Teaching and Learning Centers
    • Office of Innovation or similar agencies
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  • Campus Support
    • Educational technologists
    • Instructional designers
    • Media support specialists
    • IT customer service technicians
    • Digital Humanities Librarians
    • Digital Scholarship Librarians
    • Media Librarians
    • GIS Librarians
    • Metadata Librarians
    • Data Librarians
    • Students-- look for untapped areas of expertise: gamers, comp sci students, hackers, etc. could students with some experience--for example, one course involving digital work, be trained as support staff? (Note Washington and Lee example: students become DH Fellows who support faculty members *and* work in the community with high school students) (Meredith Goldsmith, Ursinus College)
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  • College and/or Department IT
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  • Colleagues
    • Foster relationships by working together on smaller projects to create an atmosphere of trust. If you know someone who has done a project similar to the one you are considering ask them where they found assistance.
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How do you determine what platforms will be purchased or developed? Who makes that decision?

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What are examples of effective cost sharing or staff sharing?

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How do you develop workflows among campus support partners for projects?

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