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Center for Digital Scholarship 785-864-0330 | | 450 Watson Library | 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard | Lawrence, KS 66045

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) provides researchers and scholars with expertise and tools for creating and using digital scholarship to enhance research, teaching and learning at the University of Kansas. CDS consultants focus on creating scholarly impact today and organizing and preserving the results of today’s research for tomorrow’s scholars. In our spaces, both physical and virtual, researchers will find expert consultants, educational opportunities and digital tools.

CDS Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities provides resources and training in the practices and tools of the digital humanities, facilitating interdisciplinary academic collaborations and innovative externally-funded research. It is supported through a partnership of KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Learn more at



Research and Graduate Studies: Electronic Theses and Dissertations Since 2007, KU Libraries has partnered with the Office of Research and Graduate Studies to support the electronic submission and publication of all theses and dissertations written by KU graduate students. Learn more at

Faculty Research Grants & Data Management CDS consultants can partner with faculty as grant investigators and supporting partners for research data management and dissemination of the resulting findings and scholarship. Make an appointment to talk to us as you are planning your next grant application.

Digital scholarship refers to the creation and use of technology tools and services to enhance research and harness critical knowledge for current and future generations of scholars. Digital scholars use technology to analyze, create, produce, distribute and preserve digital knowledge across all disciplines.


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Open Access and Author Rights Consultation In 2009, KU became the first public university in the United States to adopt an open access policy regarding faculty research published in peerreviewed journals. KU Libraries’ dean is the provost designate for managing open access. CDS consultants help faculty provide open access to their scholarly work in these ways: • One-on-one consultation about author copyrights • One-step submission of work to KU ScholarWorks via e-mail • Assistance in submitting previously published work to KU ScholarWorks To learn more about open access at KU, visit KU ScholarWorks KU ScholarWorks is a digital repository for scholarly work created by the faculty, staff and students of the University of Kansas. KU ScholarWorks makes important research available in many formats to a wider audience and helps assure its long-term preservation. To learn more, call us or visit Digital Publishing The CDS provides consultation and services to the KU community in the design and distribution of online

scholarly publications, including journals, conference proceedings and monographs. CDS consultants help scholars explore new and emerging publishing models with a strong emphasis on open models of scholarly publication. Journals@KU ( is a CDS initiative to assist editors of scholarly journals with journal management, editorial and production workflows, peer review, article submission and online distribution. For a list of current journals, proceedings and monographs published in consultation with CDS, visit journal-publishing. Building Digital Resources – Multimedia and Digital Imaging The CDS workspace, located on the fourth floor of Watson Library, offers KU faculty and graduate students specialized instruction, staff expertise and access to state-of-the-art equipment and software for creating and editing digital images, sound, video and text. CDS consultants can also train faculty, staff and students to use equipment and software for a variety of research and publishing projects. To learn more, call for an appointment or visit digital-imaging.

GIS, Maps & Data Data services, including GIS, statistical software, and management consultation for research data are available from CDS consultants. The GIS and Data Lab, located on the first floor of Anschutz Library, offers consultation, instruction and access to tools for finding and working with cartographic materials and geospatial and statistical data. Consultants provide course-integrated instruction and open workshops in these areas: • Maps and other cartographic materials • Geographic information systems (GIS) • Data/statistical analysis • Statistical analysis software (SPSS and SAS) • Planning and management consultation for research data GIS, data instruction and consulting are also available in Watson Library by appointment. For currently scheduled workshops (open to the KU community), visit To arrange a consultation or to learn how to integrate instruction into KU courses, contact: Scott McEathron Map Librarian & Head of Data Initiatives | 785-864-4662 Rhonda Houser GIS and Data Specialist | 785-864-1238 Mickey Waxman Statistical Computing Consultant | 785-864-0454 T. R. Smith Map Collection The Thomas R. Smith Map Collection, located on the first floor of Anschutz Library at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, is among the largest academic map collections in the United States. It was founded by the late Professor Thomas R. Smith of the Department of Geography. To learn more, visit www.lib.

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KU Libraries' Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) provides researchers and scholars with expertise and tools for creating and usingdigital...