Research Commons: Site of Innovation, Experimentation, and Collaboration in Academic Libraries

Scholarly and Research Communication

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Title Research Commons: Site of Innovation, Experimentation, and Collaboration in Academic Libraries
Creator Dowson, Rebecca
Libraries; Research commons; Digital scholarship; Communities of practice

Description Background: This article examines the role the Research Commons plays in supporting digital scholarship in the academic library.Analysis: Relevant literature from library and information science and digital humanities research was reviewed. An environmental scan of select Research Commons and digital scholarship organizations was completed.Conclusion and implications: The Research Commons model encourages interdisciplinary collaboration and takes a holistic approach to providing support services to scholars throughout the research life cycle. The team-based and interdisciplinary nature of digital scholarship production lends itself well to this model. In addition, the training and technology needs associated with digital scholarship align with expertise housed within the library, making the Research Commons a natural point of connection for scholars and librarians engaged in the creation of new modes of scholarly production. 
Publisher Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing Press
Date 2016-11-08
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Scholarly and Research Communication; Vol 7, No 2/3 (2016): Double Issue
Language eng

Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Scholarly and Research Communication

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