The Digital Seed Grant (dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant) had an impressive amount of applications for its second year (award period 2018-2019), which initially launched in 2016 for the award period of 2017-2018. Due to the quantity and quality of proposals, the Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award two grants for the 2018-2019 academic year. The awardees were announced on the website at https://dsi.mtsu.edu/dsgrant18-19.
The Digital Seed Grant had an impressive amount of applications for its third year. The proposals received were of high quality and diverse in scope. The Digital Seed Grant Committee commends all the applicants on their proposed research or teaching projects.
Due to the quantity and quality of proposals, the Digital Seed Grant Review Committee and Dean of Libraries decided to award one grant for the 2019-2020 year.
Project: Use of Spectral Interpretation and Database Resources
Led by Dr. Ngee-Sing Chong, MTSU Department of Chemistry
During summer 2019, the Journal for Economic Educators (JFEE) migrated publishing platforms. It's new online home is the journal hosting service provided at MTSU Walker Library, which uses the Open Journal Systems (OJS) open access platform.
Visit JFEE at https://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jfee.
Vol 19 No 1 (2019) is now available online, as well as its full issue backlog. The journal is edited by Dr. Michael Roach (Middle Tennessee State University) and is published twice annually. Read more about the journal's scope, focus, and policies here.
Announcing the call for Digital Seed Grant Awards
The Digital Seed Grant competition for 2019-2020 is now open. Walker Library Digital Scholarship Initiatives invites proposals for seed grants to support individual or collaborative digital scholarship projects in research, teaching, or public outreach from any discipline or area at MTSU.
The Spring 2019 Digital Workshops Series schedule is now available. Mark your calendar for the following topics.
*All workshops are in LIB 264A or LIB 272. Register to get a reminder email before the workshop and to help with program planning*
Workshop Schedules below:
Exploring Wikipedia Workshop • Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11:30am-12:30pm
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia is part of the fabric of our digital life. It is used worldwide, by millions of people daily. Join this workshop to learn more about it, as well as, how to use your knowledge and research skills to make it better. The instructor will share what she learned after taking a 9 week Wikipedia course, as well as, her experience working with a faculty member on a Wikipedia classroom assignment.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to add to their knowledge of Wikipedia.
- Overview of Wikipedia and how it really works
- Learn the ways you can contribute to Wikipedia
- See examples of how it is being used to teach digital literacy
- Explore the Library Wikipedia Research Guide for more in depth information
Presenter: Librarian, Jean Reese
Location: Walker Library, LIB 272 (Instruction Classroom)
Project Update: The scholarly digital research collection, Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations, was awarded Honorable Mention for the Garfinkel Prize in Digital Humanities at the American Studies Association Conference in November 2018.
Collection available at dsi.mtsu.edu/trials
This project was produced by the James E. Walker Library, in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation and funded, in part, by the Tennessee Board of Regents Office of Academic Affairs and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, a unit of the National Park Service. A topical summary of the research collection and its unqiue content is below:
Historic Clothing Collection
Since the inception of the Historic Clothing Collection, the primary method of locating or researching items has been a physical search utilizing hard copy descriptions of items, in three ring binders. The 2017-2018 Digital Seed Grant (and library expertise) enabled the collection’s digital development through photography, garment metadata, digital inventory and a permanent website for the collection’s continued growth. This effort allows visual identification and study of the collection by the current MTSU community, community partners, and the public at large.
The Historic Clothing Collection (1790-1990) provides tremendous growth in learning opportunities for anyone studying historic clothing and accessories. Several TXMD student assistants also worked on this project, which adds to their own digital learning. Additonally advantageous is the project’s contribution to the long-term preservation of the items in the MTSU collection, since garments can now be previewed before being removed from storage.
Collection available at http://dsi.mtsu.edu/clothing
During MT Engage Week, be sure to visit the library on Wednesday, September 26th to play LibGO! Snacks and prizes are available to the first 100 participants that play LibGO in room LIB 264A from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesday!
The Fall 2018 Digital Workshops Series schedule is now available. Mark your calendar for the following topics.
*All workshops are in LIB 264A. Register to get a reminder email before the workshop and to help with program planning*
Workshop Schedules below: