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Digital Scholarship Network (DSN)

The RLUK Digital Scholarship Network (DSN) is a professional peer network for RLUK members involved in the development and delivery of Digital Scholarship services within member libraries. The DSN brings together colleagues from a variety of career stages and disciplines, and harnesses the collective expertise and experience of RLUK members. Guided by an action plan of activity until 2021, the DSN is working to develop and lead tangible programmes of work for the collective benefit of RLUK members and the wider information community.

The DSN meets regularly throughout the year, both physically and virtually, and its meetings regular include guest speakers from across the international DS community. The network is led by two elected co-convenors,  Kirsty Lingstadt (Head of Digital Library, Deputy Director Library & University Collections, University of Edinburgh) and Eleonora Gandolfi (Head of Digital Scholarship, University of Southampton).

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Digital scholarship case studies

As a part of its continued work around digital scholarship and the digital shift within collections, RLUK has collated a number of case studies which provide an overview of current work being undertaken across RLUK libraries in relation to the development of digital scholarship processes, services, and spaces. They highlight current best-practice, lessons learnt, and we hope will facilitate knowledge exchange between members. They will also complement the recent research undertaken by RLUK into Digital Scholarship and the publication of Digital scholarship and the role of the research library, and help inform the future work of a number of RLUK’s member networks.

The case studies highlight:

  • New practices or processes which have challenged or changed ways of working within the library;
  • Ways in which the library has established itself as a trusted, and costed, partner working with researchers or other departments in the design and development of digital scholarship services;
  • The creation of digital scholarship (inc. humanities) spaces within the library, or involving the library, and the intended purpose of these and the use to which these have been put;
  • The creation of new teams or departments around digital scholarship activities and the perceived benefits of these

***Some case studies may currently be restricted to RLUK members only.

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