Digital Scholarship & Initiatives

About DSI

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) engages and collaborates with library partners, campus, and community to support new scholarship in a rapidly changing digital landscape. DSI provides and sustains innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content delivery, discovery, analysis, data curation, and preservation. In line with the Library’s mission, DSI is committed to representing and reflecting the unique experiences and perspectives of all people, partners, and the community. We enhance student learning and encourage faculty research, primarily by providing access to and information about new methods of digital scholarship and lending support in the areas of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.

Our Services

Digital Scholarship

  • Project planning and consulting for building digital collections & exhibits
  • Training & support for building collections in Omeka

Digital Preservation & Access

  • Digitization of analog materials, including audiovisual material
  • Long-term data preservation for digital materials

Copyright, Fair Use, & IP

  • Rights and responsibilities when using copyrighted material
  • Intellectual property rights for authors

Scholarly Communications

  • Open Access and Open Journals
  • Scholarly publishing
  • NC DOCKS Institutional Repository

Our Team

Faculty & Staff

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 351
(828) 262-7422

Contact Pam about: Management of DSI team staff and activities, project management, outreach, consulting, and training

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 336
(828) 262-2774

Contact Jonathan about: Omeka development projects, programming, site/database development and administration

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 355B
(828) 262-6537
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 335
(828) 262-2825

Contact Agnes about: Intellectual property, copyright, scholarly publishing

photo of Ashlea Green
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 337A

Contact Ashlea about: Metadata standards and policies, creation, remediation, enrichment and coordination with internal and external partners such as the Digital Public Library of America and the NC Digital Heritage Center

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 334
(828) 262-7188

Contact Matt about: Curation and preservation of digital objects

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 362
(828) 262-6724

Contact Dea about: Digital project management, consulting, outreach

"Ibex" illustration from Beulah Campbell Collection

Digital Collections

DSI supports many digital collections at Appalachian State University and contributes materials to digital collections outside the university such as Digital NC.

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