New Directions in Faculty Work and the Key Role of the Library

Digital scholarship is changing dramatically for faculty, and libraries are under pressure to understand and support their needs as they evolve. In addition to their formal publications, faculty are interested in sharing and managing a wide variety of materials, from datasets to images, audio, technical reports, course materials, syllabi, and more. By understanding the changing nature of faculty needs, libraries can play a key role in supporting this scholarship. In this presentation, Promita Chatterji of the bepress Outreach team discusses major trends in digital scholarship and present a variety of ways to support these new directions.