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Saturday, October 29 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
#s2c: Defining Student Success through Digital Scholarship Initiatives

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Library-led Digital Scholarship for Undergraduates at a Small Institution
R.C. Miessler, Lauren White, Keira Koch, and Julia Wall (Gettysburg College)

In the summer of 2016, Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library piloted the Digital Scholarship Summer Fellowship (DSSF), a library-led, student-centered introduction to digital scholarship.  The Fellowship, a 10-week, paid, summer program for rising sophomores and juniors, is programmatic, based on a curriculum designed to introduce the student fellows to digital tools, project management, documentation, and the philosophy behind digital scholarship. The Fellowship aimed to create a digital scholarship community of practice at Gettysburg College, collaborating with educational technologists and faculty engaged in digital scholarship to support the needs of the first cohort; in addition, the Fellowship supported the digital scholarship activities of students participating in other summer research programs.

Digital Humanities Summer Scholars: A Model for Undergraduate Engagement with DH
Sarah Morris, Tawfiq Alhamedi, Caroline Nawrocki, and Mila Temnyalova (Lafayette College)

In an effort to directly engage undergraduates in the digital humanities, Skillman Library, at Lafayette College, offers a competitive, intensive summer research internship for students interested in digital scholarship. During this six-week program, students create digital research projects of their own, engaging with digital tools, methodologies, and communities of practice. In this panel, we will talk about this model of undergraduate work in DH, the students explaining the process and educational outcomes through their own digital projects. Students in this program learned Python, wrote code, cleaned data, created maps from scratch, performed text analysis, topic modeling, and sound engineering. This program has developed into an incubator for students’ passion projects, and, consequently, a force in elevating undergraduate research and digital humanities at Lafayette. Ultimately, variations on this model could be employed at many kinds of institutions, and we would discuss both advantages and challenges to implementation on the instructor and student levels.

To read more about our program, follow this link: http://sites.lafayette.edu/dhss/

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Carrie Pirmann

Social Sciences Librarian, Bucknell University


Tawfiq Alhamedi

Lafayette College

Keira Koch

Gettysburg College
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R.C. Miessler

Systems Librarian, Gettysburg College
R.C. Miessler is the Systems Librarian at Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library and coordinator of the library’s Digital Scholarship Working Group. A lifelong geek in all things religion and technology, he’s interested in how students and faculty can use technology to present and interpret humanities research, as well as exploring the intersection of gaming and digital humanities.
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Sarah Morris

Research & Instruction Librarian, Lafayette College

Caroline Nawrocki

Lafayette College

Mila Temnyalova

Lafayette College

Julia Wall

Gettysburg College

Lauren White

Gettysburg College

Saturday October 29, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 241 2nd Floor, ELC

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