Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, Published by ARL

(26 May 2016) The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Supporting Digital Scholarship, SPEC Kit 350, an exploration of how library roles are evolving as multimodal and collaborative scholarship become more visible in the research landscape, and how these newly identified roles influence the work of library staff. This study covers the types of support libraries offer researchers, how the individuals involved in digital scholarship activities are positioned within the library organization, their range of responsibilities, collaboration with partners inside and outside the library, how support for digital scholarship activities is funded, and how it is assessed, among other questions.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of digital scholarship services offered by libraries, digital projects, project planning documents, organization charts, and job descriptions of the staff who provide digital scholarship support.

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