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Digital Scholarship is any scholarly activity that makes use of digital data sources; digital methods of creation and analysis; or digital publication and preservation in order to achieve scholarly and research goals.
The Harold B. Lee Library happily supports and facilitates academic activities that are conducted or enhanced through the use of digital technology.
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It is important in the information-rich society to use the best communication resources to facilitate collaboration. In this section you will find a list of resources used successfully at BYU.
No matter the purpose all digital communication needs to use platforms that have:
1. Auditability - for security and compliance
2. Access Privileges - limit by role or group
3. Security - use tools that can be encrypted and are trustworthy
Fortunately, all reputable platforms have these features built in.
Digital Data Gathering & Analysis
Research is largely conducted using digital tools. These tools may be used to find data, annotate data, analyze data, or visualize data. This list highlights tools in each of these areas. Use the various buttons next to each tool to learn more about how they are used and how they are accessed and supported.
This page describes resources available to facilitate authoring research or course materials. The list is comprised of resources available through the BYU Library as well as externally.
Digital publishing (also referred to as electronic or online publishing) includes the digital publication of electronic journals, e-books, digital magazines, and digital libraries.
The Harold B. Lee Library provides opportunities for digital publishing through ScholarsArchive, Brigham Young University's institutional repository. ScholarsArchive contains a robust collection of online journals edited by faculty and students on campus.
Digital Storage & Curation
Digital works are stored and made available through various collections accessible through the Internet. Though a digital format makes distribution easier, it also requires special considerations for ensuring long-term access, since digital formats change with time and are subject to file corruption or other forms of loss that are unique to digital documents.
Digital Use & Reuse
There is so much potential information for use in teaching and research. This page lists some of the primary resources available through the library and through national organizations.