Projects and Initiatives

Projects

Projects are deliberately focused on partnerships. With our partners we create

Sample projects

Campus projects encompass a wide array of content and disciplines. 

  • Appalachian Consortium Press Digitization Project: With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation we are collaborating with UNC Press to digitize 73 Appalachian Consortium publications, which will be made freely available as epubs.
  • Digital History Class: A collaboration with Kristen Deathridge from History is training students to create websites and exhibits for multiple local history organizations using the Omeka content management software.
  • Open Access Publishing: We are working with the Center for Developmental Education to digitize the Journal of Developmental Education and offer it as an open access publication.
  • Dissemination of data sets: Multiple faculty have consulted with us on the dissemination of their data sets to satisfy grant requirements.
  • Digital Collections: Faculty from different departments, including history and music, are creating digital collections and exhibits through the Omeka content management system.

Projects with our community partners range from digitizing materials to creating the Mountain Home Memories: Digital Library of Southern Appalachia.

Events

We co-sponsor events with campus partners including Information Technology Services, the Office of Research ConsultationLibrary Technology Services, Special CollectionsThe Center for Appalachian StudiesUniversity Documentary Film Services, and the Digital Humanities Working Group.

  • Events include the Digital Appalachia Lecture Series. 
  • Conferences include THATCamp for digital humanities.
  • Workshops can be offered on copyright, open access, and digital research tools such Blender and Clio.

Contact us if you have an idea for an event or need training.