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About Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship can be defined in many ways.  At the University of Washington, Digital Scholarship has been defined as:

“Digital Scholarship” is defined as any scholarly activity that makes extensive use of one or more of the new possibilities for teaching and research opened up by the unique affordances of digital media. These include, but are not limited to, new forms of collaboration, new forms of publication, and new methods for visualizing and analyzing data. - Demystifying the Digital Humanities, University of Washington
Digital scholarship is often composed of works that are born digital, multimedia, database technology-based, analysis of other born digital material, digital text and images, digital music or art, and data sets. Much of this scholarship is never intended to be formally published. This form of scholarly data, presentations and dissemination represents a shift away from publishing and the kind of scholarship that we have traditionally collected and preserved in libraries, and is a natural evolution and adaptation of digital technology to scholarship. - UW Libraries

The goals of this website are to:

  • raise awareness of digital scholarship happening at the University of Washington
  • connect University of Washington faculty, staff, and students with the assistance needed at any point during a digital scholarship project

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