UW Libraries Blog

June 19, 2020

Our Top 3 Digital Scholarship Tools

UW Libraries Digital Scholarship Team

Whether you are planning courses for summer or fall quarters or beginning to take a deep dive into your research this summer, the Libraries stands ready to help! The UW Libraries is in year one of a three-year pilot exploring new digital scholarship tools. Use these tools to help teach new knowledge creation skills in your classes and to share your scholarship openly with a broader audience. 

screenshot of online exhibit

Omeka image: Omeka site for Experimental Beijing by Dr. Sasha Welland

Here are our top 3 digital scholarship tools and tips:

1) Create a virtual exhibit with Omeka: Collect, describe, and share research images and artifacts in this easy-to-use platform; it’s like your very own virtual museum!

2)  Create a custom web site with WordPress :

    • Present and share your research and scholarship in new ways. 
    • Create an online forum for community engagement, events and partnerships 
    • WordPress makes it easy to organize a wide range of content including oral histories, video and more.
    • Because it’s free and open access, your research is more widely available than platforms that are limited by paywalls.
      screenshot of WA Prison Project

      WordPress site for UW Bothell’s Washington Prison History Project

Student-created critical edition of The Mill on the Floss

3)   Create a digital book that incorporates images, media, and interactive visualizations with Manifold

From ideation to project completion, get help and learn how digital scholarship can support your research and teaching goals. Contact your digital scholarship team at uwlib-dsleads@uw.edu.  We look forward to working with you!