Digital Scholarship @ The Libraries

Inspiring innovative digital scholarship at the OSU Libraries and beyond

Month: April 2015

Digital scholarship and the public domain

How the public domain promotes scholarship: Engaging Columbus uses 1922 OSU thesis to map Columbus neighborhoods | Copyright Corner

Looks like it’s cross-post Tuesday here on the Digital Scholarship blog! This second link is to a post on the Copyright Resources Center’s Copyright Corner blog. Maria Scheid writes about Engaging Columbus, an interesting collaborative project that makes use of digitized images from a 1922 OSU thesis. She uses the opportunity to talk about the important role of the public domain, but it’s also a great example of how digital technology can enable transformative scholarship, and a reminder of the curious life of online collections. When we digitize our content, it can be used in wonderful, creative ways that we never imaged when we put it on a scanner or submitted it to a repository. Read Maria’s post to learn more.

(More) advice from journal editors

OSU Journal Editors Offer Tips to Early Career Researchers | Research Commons Blog

On Tuesday, March 24th, I moderated a Research Commons panel discussion sponsored by the Libraries’ Publishing Program and the Ohio State Postdoctoral Association.  The panelists were current or former journal editors from a range of disciplines, and they gave some really fabulous advice to new researchers looking to understand the mysteries of publishing. If this sounds familiar, that’s because we held a similar panel a couple of years ago at the Research Expo. This one covers some of the same ground (and even has a couple of familiar faces), but it also gave some new perspectives on the subject. Josh has a great write-up of the discussion at the Research Commons blog. Enjoy!