RESOURCE: Wayfinding at the Opening of an Era: Digital Scholarship, Data, and ETDs

In her keynote to the 2014 United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) conference, held in Orlando, FL, at the end of September, Laurie N. Taylor (University of Florida) discussed the evolution of theses and dissertations to incorporate new forms, processes, and products of research, enabled by digital scholarship and pursued with the goal of “better support[ing] research needs and grow[ing] our communities.” Taylor cites the example of a new Digital Humanities Studio course at UF, to be team-taught by a UF humanities faculty member and a librarian:

The goal is to use the course to introduce humanities students to a more lab-like way of working, and to utilize methods and the community to shrink the time to degree. Experimentation for how to do this will include more collaborative research production and innovative technologies. As such, this will open into complex questions that demand new ways of working on ETDs with new types of authorship and creation roles and new formats and materials.

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