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Digital Scholarship

is defined as the use of digital evidence, methods of inquiry, research, publication and preservation to achieve scholarly and research goals. We offer several services to assist in Digital Scholarship including:

Data Services Contact: Stefan Kramer
Details: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/data

Help with sharing and archiving data to increase research exposure, purchasing datasets, and reviewing data management plans for grant applications.

ORCID Details: ORCID at AU

The Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier (ORCID). Learn why and how to establish your researcher identity with ORCID.

Research Impact Support Contact: Rachel Borchardt
Details: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/metrics

Help with selecting the best metrics and methods to demonstrate scholarly impact, making strategic high-impact publication decisions and maximizing the reach of scholarship.

Bibliographic Support Contact: citationmanagement-l@listserv.american.edu
Details: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/c.php?g=175008&p=1155406

Help with troubleshooting and advanced support for EndNote, Zotero and Mendeley

Research Network Support Contact: Rachel Borchardt
Details: https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/networks

Assistance with using scholary networks, which are helpful both for finding other papers and distributing your own.

Author Rights Contact: Chris Lewis

Before signing a copyright transfer agreement with a publisher, you are welcome to contact the library to discuss the agreement’s implications and possible alternatives.

Copyright Fair Use Contact: Chris Lewis

Unsure if quoting or reproducing someone else’s work in your article is covered by the fair use exemption? Our copyright specialist will help you decide and seek a legal opinion if needed.

Metadata Creation Contact: Alayne Mundt

Need help designing a metadata strategy for your project? Contact one of our experts for a consultation.

Online Exhibitions with Omeka S Contact: Melissa Becher
Details: https://omeka.library.american.edu/s/welcome/page/about

Interested in designing an online exhibit to share your work with the public? We can help you design your own Omeka site.

Persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research outputs Details: Digital Object Identifiers and their use at AU

The AU Library can create globally unique, persistent Digital Object Identifiers for AU faculty research outputs deposited into the AU Digital Research Archive.

Labs

Geospatial Research

The Geospatial Research Lab provides access to geospatial software and technical and methodological support. Faculty may request support for training research assistants, digital map-making for publications, and building or purchasing datasets.

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Multimedia Creation

Create various multi-media projects in the Mac Lab. Walk-in consultations are available on any of the software available.

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One-Button Studio

A lab for producing a wide variety of videos – from presentations to language practice to course introductions to green screen content. It is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. Coming Soon!