From consultation to collaboration, we will work with you to make decisions about new methods and approaches.
Whether you want to make your previously published materials more discoverable or start your own publication, the Digital Scholarship Team is here to support you in your endeavors.
The Digital Scholarship group, formed in Spring 2016, includes seven full-time library staff members, three project-focused short-term staff members, student workers, and a connected network of collaborators in the Penn Libraries and around campus. Our primary activities are designed to support new scholarly creation through data curation and management; develop and engage with new methods for digital research projects, including the digital humanities; and explore new publishing models, especially open access publishing.
Our 2016-2018 goals
Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship
Laurie likes Philadelphia and mapping and is happy to talk about any idea or project.
Mapping & Spatial Data Librarian
Girmay supports faculty and students who are engaging with spatial methods, bringing deep technical expertise in both GIS and platform development to that work.
Digital Humanities Specialist
Scott specializes in statistical text analysis, machine learning, and data visualization. Contact him with questions about using new technologies and large collections of data for humanities research and teaching.
Digital Humanities Specialist
Sasha specializes in web development, data management, and coding for the humanities, contact her for questions and advice about the digital components of your coursework and research.
Scholarly Communications and Digital Repository Librarian
swipp at upenn dot edu
Sarah specialized in author rights, publishing, and how/where to share scholarly work. She may also be contacted with questions on copyright, fair use, and for a consultation on adding materials to ScholarlyCommons.
Scholarly Communications and Data Curation Librarian
Margaret specializes in organizing, documenting, and saving data; contact her for questions about data management planning.
Digital Scholarly Publishing Librarian
Kenny manages the operations of ScholarlyCommons, a repository for the scholarly output of researchers at Penn. He specializes in digital publishing and open access. Contact Kenny if you’re interested in contributing to ScholarlyCommons, or if you would like to find out more.
The Digital Scholarship Fellowship is a year-long collaborative program for undergraduates that integrates digital tools, theory, and methods. No prior experience is needed to apply--this fellowship is primarily a learning experience for enthusiastic and driven scholars. The eight students selected to become DS fellows will participate in biweekly workshops that run throughout the year, on topics such as web design; project and information management; data analysis; accessibility; and digital tools for text analysis. They will also work together to develop and build a digital scholarship project of their own.
At the end of the academic year, each fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer internship related to digital scholarship in the Philadelphia area.