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Digital Scholarship & Research Services: Home


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.

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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" ( 

Upcoming Events

WEBINAR: Understanding the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

November 17, 3:30-4:30

Instructor: Anna Simonson

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ID Weeks Library

South Dakota Oral History Center | University of South Dakota

About us

Location: ID Weeks Room 102


Director: Anna Simonson

Graduate Research Assistant: David Wachira

Drop-in consultation hours: TBD

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