As an article of "The Chronicle of Higher Education" states, Digital Scholarship (or Digital Humanities) is "the next big thing" in higher education all over the world  Parry, M. (2014, January). How the humanities compute in the classroom. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Humanities-Compute-in/143809/. It is an area of research and teaching that uses digital technologies to extend the life of scholarly sources and create research tools, with a view to facilitating information sharing and new research findings. Any researchers having an interest in new media, data curation, open access, or research and instructional technology could be part of this movement, regardless of their academic background.
Over the last few decades, digital scholarship has become a very popular area in academia. A substantial number of universities set up digital scholarship centers, embedded digital scholarship into library services, integrated digital scholarship into the curriculum, and developed new research areas. A good number of publications and conferences are also discussing this important trend. Many of these initiatives in the US and UK are carried out by university libraries, in collaboration with faculties and researchers.
The HKBU Library shares the enthusiasm for digital scholarship. We dedicate to supporting the ideas or initiatives generated by HKBU faculty members to accomplish research or teaching goals via digital technologies. For most cases, we go through the following steps to create digital scholarship projects. We value your subject expertise and input during the whole process that we will always seek your opinions and preferences.
See what our previous faculty collaborators think about the process and the final products:
Click here to browse previous projects: Digital Scholarship Projects
We are always happy to help. Contact us with questions or potential ideas.