Digital Scholarship and Initiatives

Department Co-Leads

Staff: 3 academic librarians, 5 P&S, 3 FTE merit
Physical Location: 204 Parks Library
Units: Digital Initiatives Program, Scholarly Publishing Services

The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives Department supports research, teaching, and learning by facilitating digital scholarship and providing open access to digital materials that embody the scholarly, cultural, and creative activities of Iowa State University. We embrace the University Library's mission to "make the collections as accessible and open as possible to support lifelong learning and the pursuit, creation, sharing, and application of knowledge."

Our Blog: DSI Update

Digital Initiatives Program

Unit Head: Kimberly Anderson, Lead Digital Initiatives Archivist,, 515 294-8590

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The Digital Initiatives Program draws from across the University Library’s rare, unique, and uncommon local collections to develop digital resources that support scholarship, teaching, and learning. We enhance access to archives and cultural heritage materials held by the library, support the development of digital scholarship projects, and manage the library's curated digital exhibits.

Scholarly Publishing Services

Unit Head: Harrison W. Inefuku, Scholarly Publishing Services Librarian,, 515 294-3180

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Scholarly Publishing Services provides self-archiving support, online research profiles, and publishing/hosting services in an open access environment.

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