Digital Scholarship Section

Charge

The Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) provides a forum for ACRL members engaged in exploring, adapting, and implementing emerging digital scholarship services. This includes the topics of digital curation in support of the lifecycle management of research; digital humanities to cultivate a community of practice involved in digital humanities research and development; and connecting researchers with numeric and geospatial data that is compiled by others. This section will sponsor discussions or programs that share the ways in which libraries are working toward these topics using scalable, efficient, and sustainable methods. This section will inform and educate librarians on digital scholarship trends and new technologies and collaborate with other organizations within the library profession and academe on issues concerning digital scholarship.

Roster

Pamella R. Lach (Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Dr. Patrice-Andre 'Max' Prud'homme (Vice-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Mr. Matthew Shaw (Secretary, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Elisandro Cabada (Past-Chair, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Ms. Theresa G. Burress (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Jennifer Gunter King (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024)
Mr. Devin Vincent Soper (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Yasmeen Shorish (Board Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023)
Lauren Carlton (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023)

Displaying active committee roster as of 09/30/2022. Last retrieved on 09/30/2022. Members can log in to view full contact information for committee members.

Composition

As of August 2021, DSS had 1,442 members. The committee composition is determined by section leadership. 

Origin

The Digital Scholarship Section (DSS) was established September 1, 2017.  The former ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group, ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group, and ACRL Numeric and Geospatial Data Services in Academic Libraries Interest Group came together to form the new section.

Get Involved

Volunteers will need to complete the volunteer form by February 15 for committee service that begins July 1. More information, including volunteer requirements, can be found on the ACRL volunteer site.

Staff Liaison

Lauren Carlton
Program Officer
Association of College & Research Libraries
American Library Association
E-mail: lcarlton@ala.org