ECU Libraries

Digital Scholarship


Digital Scholarship refers to new forms of analysis, data visualization, and communication made possible by current and evolving software.

Digital Scholarship includes both born-digital materials and the analysis and visualization of texts that were originally print. Support for Digital Scholarship projects is provided by a variety of faculty and staff at the university, including personnel from Joyner Library, the University Multimedia Center (UMC), and the Digital Innovation and Scholarship in the Social Sciences and Humanities (DISSH) Lab.

Partnering with ECU Libraries

Do you have an idea for a project? Please submit your request to the Digital Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC).

DISC directs the library’s engagement with digital projects, acts as a review board for existing digital projects, and facilitates the communication and assessment of approved projects. If you have any questions, please contact us at scholarlycomm@ecu.edu.

Library expertise is available in project management, metadata, digitization, preservation planning, copyright, and use of selected tools or software such as Omeka, DSpace, Open Journal Systems, and more.

Selected Digital Scholarship Projects

See more Digital Scholarship projects at the DISSH Resources Page. Explore the rest of our digital exhibits at the ECU Libraries Digital Collections.

Tools and Equipment in the DISSH Lab

The DISSH Lab, in Brewster D-212, offers a variety of Digital Scholarship software and equipment, including 3D printers, cameras, video editing software, and GIS software.

Get In Touch!

Join the DISSH Listserv to get news and updates on digital scholarship in the social sciences and humanities at ECU. Please contact Cindy Shirkey, shirkeyc@ecu.edu to sign up for the listserv.

Find information on previous and upcoming DISSH Symposia.