Digital scholarship and the role of the research library is the result of a major digital scholarship survey recently undertaken of RLUK members and reveals the varied and multifaceted ways in which research libraries support digital scholarship activities within and beyond their institutions.
The report enables international benchmarking between RLUK member libraries and their counterparts in North America and Ireland through its alignment with research undertaken elsewhere.
RLUK will be discussing the report in a panel focused on digital scholarship at the DCDC19 Conference, taking place in Birmingham in November. There will also be a workshop led by RLUK’s Digital Scholarship, Special Collections Leadership and Collections Strategy networks on digital scholarship and the modern research library. More details on registering for DCDC19 can be found on the conference website.
The report addresses eight thematic strands in relation to digital scholarship activities occurring within RLUK member libraries. Its key findings are: