Digital Consulting Services

The University of Oregon Libraries’ digital consulting services are designed to support the digital research, learning, and teaching needs of UO faculty, students, and staff who use or would like to apply digital technology tools and methods to their academic work. This service is provided by the Data Services and Digital Scholarship Services departments.

 

A Librarian can help you with the following consultation topics


Copyright Licensing and Fair Use

Do you have a project that involves designing reproducible and sustainable digital projects to build digital archives, research communication technologies, databases, and other types of web-based interactive information communication technology products? Not sure where to start thinking about how to create digital project plans or manage a project lifecycle? Looking to have a digital project grant consultation? Need to think through how to make digital scholarship projects count or ways to work through getting them peer-reviewed?

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Talk through digital project lifecycle management for new or re-envisioned socially and technologically sustainable digital project that leverages cutting edge methodologies and tools
  • Recommendations to facilitate acquisitions of intellectual property rights and how to get access to large datasets for analysis
  • Review and provide feedback on grant proposals, including team members roles and responsibilities, budgeting, timelines, project communication planning, outreach and marketing, and digital technologies and methods
  • Advice for making digital projects ADA-compliant and thinking through connections to institutional policies and code of conducts

Data Management and Reproducibility

Is your data not where you need it when you need it? Do you need a plan for your data, or for your lab’s data pipeline? Do you need help sharing data via a website or application? Not sure if you should manage tabular data in Excel, a relational database, or a statistical program? Do you need a Data Management Plan for a grant proposal? We can consult with you or your research team, and present in-depth training or short tutorials on tools and resources.

Send an email to ResearchDataMgmt@uoregon.ed to set up a consultation. or schedule an appointment here.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Data Management Plans for grants
  • Choosing and using software to clean, visualize, or share data either internally or via a website (advanced Excel, Power BI, relational databases, Shiny Apps, web development tools).
  • Managing data security and privacy.
  • Depositing and sharing data via our data repository, ScholarsBank: Data.
  • Managing qualitative data, images, or videos.

Digital Pedagogy

Interested in incorporating digital maps, digital exhibits, or other digital tools into your teaching? Want to have your students build a digital archive together? Would you like to integrate copyright and fair use into your technology projects and ensure your students have the digital literacy skills to succeed? Want students to collaboratively design an eBook?

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Discuss approaches to help students be ethically minded when creating and publishing digital research and information on the web
  • Partner with librarians to design or redesign a course that integrates digital literacy skills that support online communication knowledge and skills building for online, in-person, or hybrid courses
  • Help developing tutorials and resource guides for courses and assignments, e.g. where to learn how to make digital maps, evaluate a digital resource’s copyright and licensing
  • Identify different places to get digital resources that are freely available for use or work through copyright and fair use issues for them

Digital Scholarship Projects

Do you have a project that involves designing reproducible and sustainable digital projects to build digital archives, research communication technologies, databases, and other types of web-based interactive information communication technology products? Not sure where to start thinking about how to create digital project plans or manage a project lifecycle? Looking to have a digital project grant consultation? Need to think through how to make digital scholarship projects count or ways to work through getting them peer-reviewed?

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Talk through digital project lifecycle management for new or re-envisioned socially and technologically sustainable digital project that leverages cutting edge methodologies and tools
  • Recommendations to facilitate acquisitions of intellectual property rights and how to get access to large datasets for analysis
  • Review and provide feedback on grant proposals, including team members roles and responsibilities, budgeting, timelines, project communication planning, outreach and marketing, and digital technologies and methods
  • Advice for making digital projects ADA-compliant and thinking through connections to institutional policies and code of conducts

Digitization

Do you have photographs, books, documents, maps, prints, newspapers, or other types of physical resources that require scanning or photographing? Would you like to introduce students, faculty, or staff to what professional digitization looks like? Want to understand how much time and cost it could take to scan or photograph physical materials?

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Scope a project and determining the resources needed
  • Evaluation of physical materials for digitizing suitability
  • Digital retouching techniques and ethics
  • Partner with a librarian to make digital surrogates available in UO Libraries and OSU Libraries and Press shared cultural heritage digital library, Oregon Digital

Institutional Scholarship Archiving

Looking for a place to add or find scholarly outputs created by the University of Oregon community? Want to make your research open access and archive it with the UO’s institutional repository, Scholars Bank? Need support figuring out how to meet journal requirements for open access publishing? Interested in exploring how to archive non-traditional modes of scholarship like digital projects? Maybe you aren’t sure how to get started thinking about self-archiving theses, dissertations, or capstone projects? Perhaps you’re retiring a personal webpage, looking for an open platform to archive your research?

Send an email to scholars@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Discussion about open access publishing and copyright and licensing issues Archiving pre-print publications, grey literature, research posters, etc.
  • Working through various open access publishing models
  • How to increase citation rates, search engine discoverability, and the value of persistent identifiers
  • How to increase citation rates, search engine discoverability, and the value of persistent identifiers
  • How to use and maximize the value of unique researcher identifiers such as ORCID

Open Access Journals and Book Publishing

Are you looking to make an peer-reviewed open access journal, a digital non-peer reviewed publication, or make digital books? Want to make an openly licensed textbook so anyone can use it for free? Want your journals and books to have persistent identifiers and be preserved using the same system as major publishers?

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Hosting a journal using UO Libraries and OSU Libraries and Press shared journal publishing service
  • Apply to be listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and deposit policy directory, SHERPA/RoMEO
  • Publish an open textbook using instructional design techniques
  • Remix books or originally author one to be available in the institutional scholarship archive

Open Educational Resources

Want to adopt free and openly licensed educational materials that can be used to make courses more affordable to students? Do you want students to get a textbook on the first day of class without access barriers? Interested in designing or redesigning your course to be online and use creative common licensed videos, audio, images, and interactive content?

Send an email to oer@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Find OER to adopt for your course in order to replace expensive textbooks
  • Determine if an OER covers the content you'd like your students to learn in a course or module
  • Figure out how accessible an OER is for students
  • Partner with a librarian to design a course leveraging OER

Personal Digital Archiving

Do you have documents, books, photographs, audio, video, oral histories, or other types of physical or digital materials that you want to digitize and make available to others? We offer consultations to UO affiliates and the public who want to learn how to create and manage their digital assets for long-term access and reuse.

Send an email to digitalscholarship@uoregon.edu to set up a consultation.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Make your own digital library
  • How to scan or photograph physical materials and describe them so you and others can find and use
  • Best practices in stewarding digital assets to prevent file corruption or loss
  • Depositing your digital assets and becoming part of the cultural heritage community of practitioners

Statistical Consulting

Do you need help choosing, interpreting, or developing statistical research methods? Do you need assistance using qualitative data analysis software? Are you looking for help developing analyses in R, Python, SPSS, Excel, or Stata? Want help troubleshooting SQL code, or GIS software?

Send an email to DataServices@uoregon.edu or schedule an appointment here. Drop-in consulting hours are Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m during the term. Click here for instructions on how to "drop in" remotely during the Spring Term.

Example Consultation Topics

  • Survey methodology
  • Linear or Mixed-Effects Models, Multilevel Modeling
  • Power, Factor, or Latent Variable Analyses
  • Assistance using R, SPSS, AMOS, Stata, Python, ArcGIS, Excel