RIT Libraries seeks to serve the RIT community by hosting regular events in the realm of digital scholarship. These events seek to engage participants and offer opportunities for community members to mingle, learn, and grow.
21st Century Scholarship:
RIT Libraries hosts an annual 21st Century Scholarship event that celebrates all forms of digital scholarship and brings together speakers and participants from the region.
- 2019: Recognizing Digital Dissemination (details) | Watch on YouTube (1:24:15)
- 2018: Selecting & Assessing Publishers (details) | Watch on YouTube (1:25:00)
DHSS (Digital Humanities & Social Sciences) workshops are open to all members of the RIT community. These workshops help attendees learn tools and techniques to transform their research and share their work publicly. Previous topics include:
- Introduction to Python
- Data Visualization with Tableau Public
- Introduction to Data Management
- Digital Mapping with ArcGIS Online
- Digital Project Considerations
To view upcoming workshop offerings, check the RIT Libraries event calendar or contact Rebekah Walker. View the Digital Humanities page for more information on classroom and instruction support related to digital technologies.
Open Access Week:
Open Access Week is a global event that promotes the use of openly available materials in scholarship and research. Held annually in October, Open Access Week is an opportunity to celebrate the free and unmitigated access to information everywhere. Learn more about Open Access Week on their website.
Previous Open Access Week events at RIT Libraries include:
- Open Access Coffee Break
- Open Access Fair
- Test Your Open Access Knowledge
RIT Libraries hosts an annual 21st Century Scholarship event that celebrates all forms of digital scholarship and brings together speakers and participants from the region. See information about previous topics and speakers below.
October 4, 2019 | Watch on YouTube (1:24:15)
Digital forms of dissemination have allowed scholarship to evolve beyond traditional journal articles and conference papers and offered scholars new opportunities to share their research publicly. However, methods of acknowledging these alternative outputs have not evolved at the same rate, sometimes making recognition an issue. Join us for a panel discussion exploring different scholarly outputs, including data curation, game development, and interactive publications. Bring your own ideas or approaches to the conversation as we explore and identify what the future of digital scholarship may look like.
Moderator: Emily Sherwood, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab (University of Rochester)
- Matthew Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities (CUNY) - "Manifold Scholarship"
- Stephen Jacobs, Professor, School of Interactive Games and Media, GCCIS (RIT) - "Wandering through Digital Humanities"
- Wendy Kozlowski, Data Curation Specialist (Cornell) - "Data Publishing"
September 21, 2018 | Watch on YouTube (1:25:00)
Panel discussion about how to choose the right avenue to disseminate your research and how to avoid predatory publishers.
Moderator: Bonnie Swoger, Associate Director (RIT Libraries)
- Ilka Datig, Head of Outreach and Instruction (Nazareth College) - discusses warning signs among publishers and things to avoid
- Amanda Page, Open Publishing/Collections Librarian (Syracuse University) - discusses quality and Open Access publishing
- Margaret H. Kearney, Professor, Vice Provost & University Dean of Graduate Studies (University of Rochester) - "Which Journal is the Best Home for my Paper? An Editor's Perspective"
- Jim DelRosso, Associate Librarian and Digital Projects Coordinator (Cornell) - addresses his role as repository manager and analyzing publisher policies and contracts