Scott Library, Room 205 (behind the Learning Commons area)
The Digital Scholarship Centre brings together Library expertise in the areas of scholarly publishing, digitization, metadata, digital collections, digital scholarship, research metrics, data management, data curation, preservation, repositories, digital cultures and pedagogy, eLearning, and Open Educational Resources.
The Digital Scholarship Centre hosts workshops, panel discussions, and lectures related to the issues and practices surrounding digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and digital tools.
Thinking through a grant application? Looking to start a journal? Book a meeting to tap into library expertise at the Digital Scholarship Centre. Contact a librarian/archivist at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a consultation.
Digitization best practices and facilities
The Libraries are actively engaged in the preservation of their archival holdings, including the digitization of textual materials, photographic prints and negatives, sound recordings and video. We are happy to share our experiences, lessons learned, and professional expertise. The Digital Scholarship Centre maintains several flat bed scanners that are available to community members by appointment and contingent on training and orientation on copyright and other rights responsibilities.
Contact a librarian/archivist at email@example.com to discuss digitization
Supported Digital Infrastructure
The Digital Scholarship Centre invests in the ongoing hosting and maintenance of the following open-source digital platforms which further the creation, discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Come by during drop-in hours or book a consultation to learn more.
- Institutional repository: YorkSpace
- Preservation repository platform: York University Digital Library
- Data repository platforms: Dataverse, YorkSpace
- Next-generation digital authorship platform: Scalar
- Digital collections and exhibits platform: Omeka
- Journal publishing platform: York Digital Journals
Scholarly Publishing and Open Access Support
Libraries interact directly with publishers and the broader scholarly publishing community and have much to convey in terms of discovery and dissemination strategies for research.
Making one’s publications accessible is a function of a number of factors, including addressing barriers to access (open access publishing), considering copyright, leveraging technological infrastructure to maximize visibility, and publishing in venues that are recognized and visible to one’s target readership. The section below addresses these areas, integrating how the infrastructure described above advances strategies for navigating the landscape.
- Increasing access to research: an introduction to open access publishing
- How to make your publications accessible (includes how to meet Tri-Council open access requirements)
- Copyright information for authors (copyright, author addenda, takedown notices)
- Choosing an appropriate journal for publishing research (includes open access options and information on predatory publishers)
- Open Access Monographs
- Leveraging technological infrastructure to maximize indexing, visibility and exposure
Contact a librarian/archivist to discuss scholarly publishing and open access
Research in the area of Librarianship overlaps heavily with the interrogation of bibliometric tools and methodologies and the exploration of new and pluralist means of evaluating the impact of scholarship, often called “alt-metrics”.
Contact a librarian/archivist to discuss research metrics
Research Data Management
Research data management concerns the organization of data, from its entry to the research cycle through to the dissemination and archiving of valuable results. Whether you’re thinking through a small research project, writing a proposal or applying for a grant, drafting a plan is prudent and can help mitigate liability. The Libraries bring much to the table in this area, from helping researchers find and cite data to hosting data preservation platforms, to advising on data description and metadata standards for optimizing discovery.
- Introduction to Research Data Management
- Platforms for secure data deposit (compliant with Tri-Council requirements)
Contact a librarian/archivist to discuss research data management