About DSI

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI), a division within University Libraries, 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. In line with the library's mission, DSI is committed to representing and reflecting the unique experiences and perspectives of all people, partners, and the community. We enhance student learning and encourage faculty research, primarily by providing access to and information about new methods of digital scholarship and lending support in the areas of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property.

Our Team

  • Pam Mitchem, Coordinator of Digital Scholarship and Initiatives, Professor
    Contact Pam about: Management of DSI team staff and activities, project management, outreach, consulting, and training: pricemtchemp@appstate.edu
  • Jonathan R Candelaria, Digital Application Developer
    Contact Jonathan about: Omeka development projects, programming, site/database development and administration: candelariajr@appstate.edu 
  • Sai Estep, Digitization Technician: esteps@appstate.edu 
  • Natalie Foreman, Open Access Publishing Manager
    Contact Natalie about: Open access publishing and open journals: foremannr@appstate.edu
  • Agnes Gambill, Head of Scholarly Communications, Assistant Professor
    Contact Agnes about: Intellectual property, copyright, scholarly publishing: gambillab@appstate.edu
  • Ashlea Green (she/her), Metadata Librarian, Assistant Professor
    Contact Ashlea about: Metadata standards and policies, creation, remediation, enrichment and coordination with internal and external partners such as the Digital Public Library of America and the NC Digital Heritage Center: greenam7@appstate.edu
  • Matt Ransom, Digital Preservation and Access Manager
    Contact Matt about: Preservation and ingest of digital objects, the digitization of text, image and audiovisual formats, and digital storage and access: ransommw@appstate.edu
  • Dea Rice, Digital Projects Librarian, Associate Professor
    Contact Dea about: Digital project management, consulting, outreach: ricedm@appstate.edu

Our Services

Digital Scholarship, Preservation, and Access

  • Project planning and consulting for building digital collections & exhibits
  • Training & support for building collections in Omeka
  • Digitization of analog materials, including audiovisual material
  • Long-term data preservation for digital materials

Copyright, Fair Use, and Intellectual Property

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

Open Access & Scholarly Communications

  • App State's Open Journals Program
  • NC DOCKS Institutional Repository
  • Read & Publish Deals

Metadata Services

  • Guidance on metadata best practices for digital projects
  • Preparing Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for open access journal articles