With the transformation of electronic communications, students are no longer passive consumers of information, says Heidi Jacobs, acting associate university librarian.
“As new patterns of communication emerge and develop in the academy, our students are eager to engage in this disruptive digital environment,” she says. “They want to add their voices to the growing digital scholarly record.”
The Centre for Digital Scholarship will address this desire as the campus hub for activities of digital publishing, research and knowledge creation. Tuesday, the Leddy Library will officially launch the centre with a reception starting at 1 p.m. in room 4111.
“The growing array of digital research initiatives across campus at all levels points to the need for a dedicated space where the expertise, technology and training are made available,” Jacobs says. “We are hoping to foster an atmosphere that encourages collaboration, intellectual discourse, discovery and creativity.”
The launch reception is part of the library’s celebration of Open Access Week. It is free and open to the university community.