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Digital Scholarship & Research Services (DSRS) is a collaborative initiative of the University Libraries that aims to support and enhance the learning and research of the faculty, staff, and students at the University of South Dakota. We do this by offering consultations and workshops on digital scholarship and research tools; providing expertise on various elements of research, including data management, literature searching, and publication; and by working with USD community members throughout the entire research process.
This academic year (2022-2023), our focus is on helping faculty, staff, and students adjust to the new NIH data management planning and sharing requirements, effective January 25, 2023. Please see the Data Management Planning tab for more information. We are also looking for new ways to introduce researchers to digital scholarship and research tools that can aid them in their research. Please see the Resources & Tools and Workshops tabs for more information.
What is digital scholarship?
Digital scholarship is a "general term that encompasses digital publishing, data visualization, the digital humanities, data science, and data analysis—all of which utilize digital collections, tools, and methods. Digital scholarship, broadly defined, uses digital content and tools to pursue research and interpretation with the goal of furthering knowledge. While this work can take many forms, one common strand is that it makes use of the powers of computing to do things that may not have been possible otherwise" (https://guides.loc.gov/digital-scholarship).
WEBINAR: Understanding the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy
Through the Digital Library of South Dakota and for purposes of teaching, learning, and research, the University Libraries makes available and exhibits a wide range of scholarly, cultural, and historical resources that are within the collecting scopes of Archives and Special Collections, the South Dakota Oral History Center, and the University Galleries exhibit program in the I.D. Weeks library building.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to cultivating and supporting the unending curiosity of our research community at USD. The office has overall responsibility for the university's research function, assisting faculty and researchers, establishing and administering policies governing the conduct of research and overseeing the management of research programs. They assist investigators seeking external funding, partner with government and commercial partners to grow USD's research enterprise and assist in bringing the benefits of research discoveries to the public and private sectors.
Whether you are developing ideas for an essay or editing a short story, the Writing Center can help you organize, revise and polish your work. They provide assistance with essays, reports, M.A. theses and dissertations, short stories, poems, résumés, business letters, grants and proposals – any homework that involves writing.