INF2256H — Digital Scholarship
This course examines the sources of data, methods of inquiry, and dissemination outputs in current threads of digital scholarship across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Digital scholarship facilitates new modes of research and learning that challenge and alter the way we think about scholarship in academic and public discourse. Topics in digital scholarship frequently intersect with legal, labour, and advocacy issues around access, preservation, and knowledge mobilization. Information professionals are increasingly required to provide support services in data management, specialized software and tool training, and publishing. The skills and knowledge to be taken away by the student include both the theoretical and methodological knowledge above, as well as hands-on experience with current projects, software and technologies, and to create a digital scholarship project to support an organization’s goals and strategies.