Title

Evolution via Devolution? Lewis & Clark’s Digital Scholarship Multisite, 2014-2020

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, 241

Session

#s1c: Evolving the Library and Scholarly Environments, moderator Megan Kudzia

Start Date

7-10-2017 10:40 AM

End Date

7-10-2017 12:10 AM

Description

Building on previous experience with WordPress-based student scholarship, Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Program launched an ambitious digital scholarship multisite, ds.lclark.edu, in 2014, intending to fully share it with other academic programs on campus. Now three years and some 250 sites later, ds.lclark.edu has made important gains but still struggles to be well supported and broadly implemented. How do we, and similar initiatives on other campuses, achieve these elusive goals? One partial solution involves devolution: rather than fully rely on centralized technical and training assistance, we are helping students, staff, and faculty gain mid-level skills so as to serve their own program’s needs and provide training and support to their peers. While we continue to pursue possibilities for college-wide support, this devolutionary approach may best serve our students in the foreseeable future. The talk will briefly recount our past and likely future steps in this direction.

Language

eng

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Oct 7th, 10:40 AM Oct 7th, 12:10 AM

Evolution via Devolution? Lewis & Clark’s Digital Scholarship Multisite, 2014-2020

Elaine Langone Center, 241

Building on previous experience with WordPress-based student scholarship, Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Studies Program launched an ambitious digital scholarship multisite, ds.lclark.edu, in 2014, intending to fully share it with other academic programs on campus. Now three years and some 250 sites later, ds.lclark.edu has made important gains but still struggles to be well supported and broadly implemented. How do we, and similar initiatives on other campuses, achieve these elusive goals? One partial solution involves devolution: rather than fully rely on centralized technical and training assistance, we are helping students, staff, and faculty gain mid-level skills so as to serve their own program’s needs and provide training and support to their peers. While we continue to pursue possibilities for college-wide support, this devolutionary approach may best serve our students in the foreseeable future. The talk will briefly recount our past and likely future steps in this direction.