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Digital Scholarship

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Data, Service, Instruction and Consultation

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Digital Scholarship Services enable faculty and students to engage in new and exciting scholarship made possible by digital technologies. Together with campus partners, University Libraries helps users access digital technologies and services.

Listed are links to services and expertise to get started. For more information please . Go directly to our Contact page to connect with staff.

Digital Repositories

  • Scholars Archive is an open access public repository. It increases discoverability and ensures long-term, reliable access to the University’s scholarly output.
  • M.E. Grenander Special Collections and Archives manages and provides access to digitized and born-digital records alongside traditional collections. The Department actively acquires unique digital collections on the death penalty and New York State politics, and maintains an ongoing web-archiving program. Staff have expertise in digital reformatting, data migration, and digital curation as well as in-house capacity for text, audio, and video digitization.

 

Data Visualization Tools and Space

  • Applications on Library workstations mimic applications provided in many classrooms managed by ITS. Following is a small sample of related programs available to the University community: ESRI ArcGIS, ArcView Suite, Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe Creative Cloud, Stata, SPSS, R Stat. For a full list see: https://wiki.albany.edu/display/public/askit/Available+Software+in+theTechnology-Enhanced+Classrooms+and+the+Library+Public+Computing+Sites>
  • Collaborative technology in Library group study rooms where multiple participants on and off site may screen share and display from hand-held devices and laptops.
  • Studio B26 is a multi-purpose room for practicing presentations, recording podcasts, and video recording interviews.
  • The Innovate Make Create Center [IMC] supports the digitization and editing of many formats. The IMC has technology enriched Macs and PCs equipped with scanners. The IMC loans equipment and provides on-site support.
  • Academic and Research Computation Center is a nexus for academic and research technology innovation. ARCC focuses on research computing, analytics, visualization and advanced academic applications. ARCC provides high performance computing, holistic data management and consulting services for the research community. ARCC has recently begun to deliver a new suite of services, including statistical support, data analytics, research, and academic visualization, advanced academic and research applications support, tools, VDI, and specialized environments.

 

Project Consultation and Instruction

  • Scholarly Metrics and Citation Tools
    • cited and citing references
    • influence and impact
    • altmetrics and bibliometrics (social media, article downloads, and other web based activities)
    • research profiles (ORCIDs, academic networks, etc.)
  • Focused Guides for Faculty and Student Research
  • Librarian and IT Assistance
    • Adobe Applications
    • Citation: Mendeley, Zotero
    • Copyright & Fair Use
    • Spatial/geographical/data visualization: Infographics, Piktochart, PolicyMap, Social Explorer, R
    • Statistics: SPSS, Stata, R
  • Research Consultations
  • iLearn Workshops & Academic Lectures
    • scheduled and on-demand; individual sessions available
    • variety of topics (e.g. research tools/strategies, audio/video editing)

     

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