The Centre for Digital Scholarship is located on the 4th floor of the Leddy Library's main building. At present, access to the Centre is by appointment only.
The Centre strives to meet the following goals:
- To consult on and support the creation and preservation of valuble online collections and tools connected to:
- The research and teaching of the University of Windsor's students and faculty
- The Southwestern Ontario Region in collaboration with the Southwestern Ontario Digital Archive (SWODA)
- To provide the physical spaces, technology, and software necessary for anyone involved in these projects to carry them to completion.
- To develop, where possible, collections and tools that are openly accessible to anyone with access to the internet and provide conditions of use of these collections that lead to the greatest impact for these works.
- To promote and disseminate University of Windsor research through archival and access initiatives that interface with global e-research partners.
- To provide a range of opportunities for students to engage in the process of creating of digital scholarship in the classroom and as a part of special research projects.
- To coordinate and promote the library's activities around digitization, publishing and open access.
Given finite resources, new projects proposed to the Centre will be assessed to ensure they fit within the goals of the centre, whether the appropriate expertise and tools exist within the Centre to support the projects, and whether there are financial resources available to ensure projects can be taken through to completion. For more information please download our new project submission form.
To view the range of existing projects the Centre has been involved with feel free to browse through our journals, conferences, books, and exhibits.