Vision Magazine 2016
Most people know that librarians and library staff can help researchers find the right books and articles, and that academic libraries are indispensable for researchers’ access to the best and most current resources. But in the modern academic library, students and faculty collaborate with library professionals to create new software, build databases, perform statistical analyses, create 3-D models, manage and visualize their research data, and more. The GW Libraries model the cross-disciplinary collaborations that increasingly define academic research by putting our students in touch with the expertise that will help them aim for the stars—and reach them.
You can find students in their favorite spot—perhaps a carrel on the 3rd floor, an overstuffed chair on the 6th floor, or maybe at a computer in the learning commons—at all hours of the day and night. The one thing you won’t find is a time when Gelman is empty.
“Resilient Networks to Support Inclusive Digital Humanities (DH),” is a new project to establish a network of institutions to share and build expertise in and support for digital humanities instruction and research.
Scholarly resources are not luxury goods. But they are priced as through they were.