Texas Digital Library Conference System, 2014 Texas Conference on Digital Libraries

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The Power of Collaboration: Creative Opportunities with Faculty
Faedra Wills, Jeff Downing

Last modified: 2014-04-07

Abstract


With the growth of digital humanities, e-science and other web-based initiatives, there are many new and exciting opportunities for librarians to collaborate with faculty and the community.  For the past couple of years, UT-Arlington (UTA) library staff have worked with faculty on the occasional digital project, but those tended to be small in scale with limited long-term benefits.  In the summer of 2013, the library went through a reorganization. One of the outcomes of this reorganization was the establishment of a Digital Creations department.  As a result, staff now have the time and the tools to collaborate with faculty on larger and more complex digital initiatives.  This presentation will look at two recent staff/faculty collaborative projects here at UTA:  the creation of an university alumni military veterans website and the publication of an international educational journal on the OJS platform.  In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the projects and discuss how these projects originated; our success stories and lessons learned to be applied to future projects. 


Keywords


collaboration; faculty; digital projects

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