Digital Scholarship Center Advisory Council

The Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) Advisory Council helps to lead and support the University’s digital scholarship programs and initiatives by:

  • Facilitating the sharing of new ideas, methods, and technologies associated with digital scholarship;
  • Providing the Libraries with valuable insights about changing scholarly needs and use of the Libraries;
  • Developing and articulating criteria for successful DSC programs, services, and internal-grant awards;
  • Reviewing DSC internal-grant proposals submitted by UO faculty members and graduate students, and making recommendations for project selection; and
  • Participating in planning for DSC symposia, training, and other events, as appropriate.

The Council is expected to meet at least three times each academic year (once every Fall, Winter, and Spring term), with a typical meeting held for two hours. Some members of the Council may also be asked to participate in an annual User Experience (UX) meeting carried out by the Libraries’ Evaluation/Assessment/UX (EAUX ) Team, in the Libraries’ efforts to improve its DSC service design. Work may be performed via virtual means occasionally, given the predicted challenges with scheduling additional face-to-face meetings.

Recommendations and Reports
The Libraries will rely on in-person and virtual Council discussions and the results of UX projects to obtain ideas, input, and feedback from Council members. The Council will submit formal recommendations in writing to the Dean of Libraries, who will then share the recommendations with the Libraries’ Administrative Team, Library Council, and other partners for consideration.

Minutes of each Council meeting will be recorded by the Council’s Secretary (a role held by an appointed library member), and will be available on the Libraries’ DSC website.

Assessment of Council Activities
At the end of each academic year, the Head of DSS in the Libraries will prepare a brief report summarizing Board activities and any outcomes or results achieved.

Nominations (including self-nominations) of faculty members and graduate students will be accepted on an annual basis, depending upon open seats available each year. Nominated faculty members and graduate students will be invited to serve by the Libraries, in partnership with UO Colleges and Schools. Members are volunteers who have some experience in digital scholarship and are interested in the Libraries’ services in support of the University’s digital scholarship.

Note: Representatives from UO programs related to digital scholarship, e.g., CAS’s Digital Humanities Minor, the ADD certificate, and the New Media and Culture Certificate, etc., will be asked to serve on the Council so that the DSC can have built-in connections with these programs and vice versa.

Membership includes

  • Co-Leaders of the Council
    • Franny Gaede, Head, Digital Scholarship Services (DSS). Libraries: (Continuing Term)
    • Heidi Kaufman, DSC Faculty Fellow, Humanities – (during two-year fellowship, 2017-2019)
  • Members at Large, appointed UO Faculty members and instructors from across the University, representing digital scholarship-related programs and disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences engaging in digital scholarship
    • Ina Asim, Associate Professor, History (2017-2018)
    • Colin Koopman, New Media and Culture Certificate Program, Associate Professor, Philosophy (2017-2019)
    • Ryan Light, DSC Faculty Fellow, Social Sciences, Assistant Professor, Sociology (during two-year fellowship, 2017-2019)
    • Gabriela Martínez, CCLAS (2017-2018)
    • Stephanie Wood, Director of Wired Humanities Project, Sr. Research Associate (2017-2018)
  • Librarians at Large, assigned to liaise with related disciplines or programs – (rotating, variable appointments, depending on other Council membership each year)
    • Jonathan Cain, Head of Data Services, Libraries (2017-2019)
    • Jeff Staiger, Humanities Librarian (2017-2018)
  • One or two graduate student members associated with related disciplines or programs (one-year terms)
    • Hayley Brazier, Digital Humanities Graduate Employee (2017-2018)
  • Up to two technological leaders as Council members
    • Duncan Barth, Assistant Director, Library Technology Services (2017-2019)
    • Nick Maggio, Director, Research High Performing Computing Facility (2017-2019)
  • Council Secretary: Library staff member with duties related to DSC programs and projects
    • Cathy Flynn-Purvis, Manager, Institutional Repository Program, Libraries (2017-2018)
  • Ex-Officio membership
    • Dean of Libraries or Associate Dean of Libraries – Adriene Lim or Helen Chu
Digital Scholarship Center (DSC)
142, Knight Library
1501 Kincaid Street Eugene, OR
T: 541-346-1854