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. From digital scholarly works, canvas courses, digital projects, digital teaching resources- we partner with you inside and outside the classroom to support digital humanities projects. We use a variety of open access and Emerson-based platforms that are available freely for the Emerson Community such as emerson.build, Omeka, Wordpress, JSTOR & ArtStor. We also keep up-to-date with emerging technology trends.
Step one: Consulting
Step two: Project Management
Step three: Maintenance
Below are a few examples of projects the library has assisted with as well as ongoing projects.
Our full-time and affiliated faculty are a vibrant community of Emerson Authors, Researchers, and Creators. Iwasaki Library's mission is to facilitate access and create opportunities for discovery and campus-wide connection. This has led us to the creation of an online space facilitating the discovery of faculty research and works. We are excited to share our Emerson Authors, Researchers, and Creators (ARC) Database with Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, and beyond.
Emerson ARC is one of many growing collections within Digital Commons @ Emerson College (DC@EC). If you have any questions or are interested in learning more, please contact Digitalcommons@emerson.edu.
Collaborating with Professor Marc Fields, we have assisted in archival consulting, metadata management, and digital preservation best of practices. We also continue to assist with grant applications, including the successful National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public grant with additional funding from Mass Humanities and the Popular Culture Association.
Collaborations between departments and other partnering institutions allow us to create online exhibits for increased accessibility and discoverability. Below is an example of a physical exhibit within the Iwasaki Library which we converted into an online exhibit as well using Omeka.