Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI), a division within Belk Library & Information Commons, engages and collaborates with library partners, campus, and community to support new scholarship in a rapidly changing digital landscape. DSI provides and sustains innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content delivery, discovery, analysis, data curation, and preservation. Learn more about DSI.

Our Services

Digital Scholarship

  • Project planning and consulting for building digital collections & exhibits
  • Training & support for building collections in Omeka

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Digital Preservation & Access

  • Digitization of analog materials, including audiovisual material
  • Long-term data preservation for digital materials

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Copyright, Fair Use, & IP

  • Rights and responsibilities when using copyrighted material
  • Intellectual property rights for authors

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Scholarly Communications

  • Open Access and Open Journals
  • Scholarly publishing
  • NC DOCKS Institutional Repository

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Featured Project

Created by Cameron Blumhardt for an undergraduate departmental honors thesis project, the Garden Creek virtual exhibit explores novel approaches for creating and curating virtual museums specifically for small-scale archaeological excavations.

Digital Collections

"Ibex" illustration from Beulah Campbell Collection

DSI supports many digital collections at Appalachian State University and contributes materials to digital collections outside the university such as Digital NC.

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