Library of Congress
The Library of Congress Digital Scholarship Working Group was founded in the spring of 2017 to explore how the Library currently enables the scholarly use of digital tools and methods and consider models to expand digital scholarship support for projects engaging the Library’s collections in this way. This talk will showcase one piloted approach taken by the Library of Congress Labs team during the summer of 2018 to explore the infrastructure necessary to support digital scholarship research. The team proposed a Junior Fellowship focusing on developing and piloting a “digital scholarship workshop” working with the fellows in residence at the Kluge Center as a case study. During her tenure, Junior Fellow Eileen Jakeway developed targeted approaches to assess the skills and research needs of this group. Now serving as an Innovation Specialist at the Library, she will showcase samples from the workshop and other resulting resources, as well as give a brief overview of the tiered recommendations she produced as a result of her work. This short update will also identify the ways these recommendations were implemented and the paths digital scholarship support may take at the Library moving forward, as well as other avenues being explored for providing digital scholarship support.