Title: The Culture of Digital Scholarship in Academic Libraries
Editors: Robin Chin Roemer & Verletta Kern
Paperback: 978-0-8389-1897-5, $71.99 (ALA Members: $64.79)
Imprint: Chicago: ALA, 2019
“At the heart of digital scholarship are universal questions, lessons, and principles relating both to the mission of higher education and the shared values that make an academic library culture. But while global in aspirations, digital scholarship starts with local culture drawn from the community. Editors Chin Roemer and Kern invite you into their institutional workspace, the University of Washington, gathering voices from a range of positions that speak to the facets of digital scholarship. This mosaic of perspectives reveals the challenges, questions, and personalities that sit at the nexus of academic libraries and digital scholarship culture. Reflecting on UW’s approach, you’ll gain insights for your own institution on topics such as
- ways to create awareness of digital services through training;
- supporting students as creators of content;
- blending existing analog collections with ongoing digital initiatives using a media lab;
- creating a campus-wide, discipline agnostic, data repository service;
- how a popular digital storytelling workshop spawned digital scholarship across campus;
- digital scholarship consultations, viewed from an instructional technologist’s approach; …”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.