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Digital Scholarship at USC

Digital Scholarship is necessarily synergetic and interdisciplinary. It encompasses an array of formats and digital technologies (and platforms) currently available to us to undertake substantial digital projects using original or digitized content in formats intended to be shared and used collaboratively. As such, Digital Scholarship  enables scholars and technology experts to engage in transdisciplinary research, and to cross boundaries to exchange expertise.

Digital Scholarship in Action at USC

This guide provides a synopsis of events (presentations and panel discussions), as well as links to scholarly resources, presented during this academic year (2015-2016) and relating to digital scholarship. Each presentation or discussion highlights successful and innovative collaborations of our librarians, faculty, and students. Methods, tools, and ideas are discussed as we engage together in the exploration of new forms of knowledge and of new ways of learning to answer cultural, social, and historical questions as they relate to the human condition.

  • For companion guides to this guide, see:


  • For online tools and resources to help researchers, see: Digital USC
  • For a discipline-specific directory of research guides authored by subject-specialist librarians in our libraries, see:

Readings (among many) from our collections:

Research, Write, Create : Connecting Scholarship and Digital Media (by Twyla Gibson, Oxford University Press, 2014)

Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet (Christine L. Borgman, MIT Press 2010).  At USC:  Print copy; Electronic Resource.

Please give us your feedback

We welcome your feedback on any of the events in this research guide, as well as any suggestions for topics of interest that you may have. Please email Danielle Mihram at with comments or questions.

Digital Scholarship at USC - Program


  • Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Use Relating to Archival, Non-Textual, and Born-Digital Materials.

         Wednesday, September 16, 2015:  4:30-6:00 p.m. or

         Thursday, October 1, 2015:  4:30-6:00 p.m.


  • Mapping Queer Terrains: Telling Stories from the Local to the Global.  The panelists will discuss how telling stories that emphasize place begin to bridge the gap between analog and digital environments, historical and current collections, and local and global communities.

         September 30, 2015: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


  • Mapping@USC .  The use of mapping to enhance inquiry and engagement with library research collections. October 14, 2015: 1:00-2:30 p.m.


         Two discussions on: October 20, 2015

         10:30 AM - 12:00 PM; and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.


  • The LibViz Project Combining the power of serendipitous search, interactive technologies, and visual representation to create new ways to engage and access rare, specialized, and three-dimensional cultural heritage materials.

         November 3, 2015: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.


  • Collaborative Explorations in the Digital Humanities. Offers a case study in collaborative reading, the book that collaboration produced, and a hands-on introduction to a new platform for collaborative digital scholarship. 

          November 20, 2015: School of Cinematic Arts -

          10:00 - 11:30 AM  SCI: L104;            12:00 - 1:30 PM  SCA: 204.