Associate Executive Director Emerita
Coalition for Networked Information
This year, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is hosting an initiative that examines the evolution, current state, and future of digital scholarship (DS) programs in libraries of selected CNI member institutions. DS programs encompass a broad range of initiatives, including support for research services that are data-intensive and computational in methodology. While some programs may focus on digital humanities, others may work with data-driven social sciences and sciences with professional fields such as health sciences and business. This program examines the scope of activities related to research and scholarship that is data intensive, uses a variety of tools, and has significant elements of digital representation in their outputs rather than a straight text article or book. These programs may or may not be organized as a “center.” In sum, these programs help researchers navigate the challenges of changing methods and modes as they create, analyze, and publish new forms of content. Using interviews, background literature, and input from two invitational forums held in March 2023, the initiative will produce a report that provides a snapshot of the current state of play and provides a sense of where those involved in these initiatives envision them heading in the next 3–5 years. This session will provide findings from the project.