Welcome to the Digital Scholarship Centre
Digital scholarshipÂ is the use of digital evidence, methods of inquiry, research, publication and preservation to achieve scholarly and research goals. Digital scholarship can encompass bothÂ scholarly communicationÂ using digital media and research onÂ digital media. An important aspect of digital scholarship is the effort to establish digital media andÂ social mediaÂ as credible, professional and legitimate means of research and communication. Digital scholarship has a close association withÂ digital humanities, though the relationship between these terms is unclear.
Digital scholarship may also includeÂ born-digitalÂ means of scholarly communication that are more traditional, like online journals and databases, e-mail correspondence and the digital or digitized collections of research andÂ academic libraries. Since digital scholarship is concerned with the production and distribution of digital media, discussions aboutÂ copyright,Â fair useÂ andÂ digital rights managementÂ (DRM) frequently accompany academic analysis of the topic. Combined withÂ open access, digital scholarship is offered as a more affordable and open model for scholarly communication.