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.
Faculty & Staff
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
Tourism in Appalachia: A Public Presentation Highlighting Collections and Research on the Tourism Industry and Its Impact on the Appalachian Region
Appalachian State University, UNC Asheville, and Western Carolina University Libraries are sponsoring an online event to showcase recent digital projects from each institution on the theme of tourism in Appalachia on April 27th 2022 1:30-3:00pm. This 90 minute event will begin with a speaker’s panel. A representative from each library will provide a 15 minute talk about the digital collections/exhibits listed below. This will be followed by a 25 minute presentation from keynote speaker, Dr.
The Appalachian State University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team received the 2021 National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Organization Excellence Award, which “recognizes those organizations providing significant support, guidance, advocacy, or leadership for the digital preservation community.” NDSA is an international consortium of member organizations committed to the long-term preservation of digital information.
In 2020, Scholarly Communications launched a new program to help faculty and researchers publish open access academic journals at Appalachian State University.