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Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship Proposal

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Title:
Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship Proposal
Creator:
Taylor, Laurie N.
Dale, Elizabeth R.
Bhadury, Poushali
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL
Publisher:
George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Language:
English
Physical Description:
Funded internship proposal

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Subjects / Keywords:
Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Working Group
Public Humanities
Digital Scholarship
Digital Publishing
LibraryPress@UF
Internship
Grant

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Abstract:
The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship will enhance graduate student experience in DH and digital publishing, strengthen collaboration with the Libraries and Humanities Departments by serving as a co-convenor for the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) with all event planning and implementation. In addition, the intern will support projects and activities to further develop the LibraryPress@UF, and the related Mellon Open Book project to further support and strengthen collaboration with the Libraries, Humanities Departments, and the UF Press. As the co-convenor of the DHWG, the intern will collaborate with the Libraries to help build a community of practice across campus through facilitation and interaction on the many DHWG meet-ups, DHLG meetings, and related activities, helping to plan the full year program of events, promote events, conduct outreach for events, facilitate events, and/or develop events.
General Note:
Funded internship award for Laurie Taylor, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, 3 semesters (summer 2016, fall 2016 & spring 2017; value of $7,500).

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|University of Florida
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|University of Florida
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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 1 of 7 Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern Laurie N. Taylor Abstract : The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern will learn about DH practices and work life in academic research libraries; engage in academic speaker and training program development; collaborative work and writing practices, perform social media manage ment for academic programs and general outreach; and, gain experience in marketing, promotion, transcribing, and editing for public scholarship and popular writing publication including the LibraryPress@UF. The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship w ill enhance graduate student experience in DH and digital publishing, strengthen collaboration with the Libraries and Humanities Departments, specifically the Department of History, in relation to their offerings for training in publishing, supporting proj ects and activities to further develop the LibraryPress@UF, capitalize on humanities graduate student expertise for writing and editing in support of the Digital Scholarship activities in the Libraries for needed work, and introduce a graduate student in t he humanities to collaborative ways of working to support needs in the Libraries and to help build a community of practice across campus through facilitation and interaction on the many DHWG meetups, DHLG meetings, and related activities (http://digitalhu manities.group.ufl.edu/events/) wherein the student intern may help to promote events, conduct outreach for events, facilitate events, take notes, and/or develop events. Project overview/description (2 3 pages) The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship is proposed for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017. The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Internship has several goals including: Introducing a graduate student in the humanities to work in research libraries Enhancing graduate student experience in DH and digital publishing Strengthening collaboration with the Libraries and Humani ties Departments specifically the Department of History, in relation to their offerings for training in publishing Supporting project s and activit ies to further develop the LibraryPress@UF Capitalizing on humanities graduate student expertise for writing and editing in support of the Digital Scholarship acti vities in the Libraries for needed work Introducing a graduate student in the humanities to collaborative ways of working to support needs in the Libraries and to help build a community of practice acr oss campus through facilitation and interaction on the many DHWG meet ups, DHLG meetings, and related activities (http://digitalhumanities.group.ufl.edu/events/) wherein the student intern may help to promote events, conduct outreach for events, facilitate events, take notes, and/or develop events Activities and deliverables include a split with the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and LibraryPress@UF, with the expectation of 75% of time on the DHWG and 25% of time on LibraryPress@UF :

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 2 of 7 I n collaborati on with the Digital Scholarship Librarian to support DHWG events and programming for the full year : During summer 2016, plan the schedule of DHWG weekly events for academic year 20162017, culminating in THATCamp Gainesville 2017. Facilitate the DHWG events defining the overall program plan, selecting speakers, collaborating with speakers/trainers to develop events, and other planning and implementation activities for events with an average of one event per week for guest speakers, trainings, workshops, etc. during the academic year (~ 32 events). Overall goal is for an event each week at a standard time and in the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, with the expectation that events will be Tuesdays from 2 4pm, with additional events at other times. Promote the events, people, and activities through a variety of activities including: Email contact to the DHWG attendance and participation in the events Tweet at least three times a week from the UFDigitalHum Twitter account to support the community of practi ce. In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Librarian, support the development of the LibraryPress@UF with evolving and developing activities for this new imprint of the UF Press (which is a new entity, from the University Press of Florida): Tra nscrib e and edit materials on UF history which are under development for a book proposal for the LibraryPress@UF. Conduct a rchival research to support inclusion of archival materials in the edited volume on the history of UF buildings which is under development for 20162017. This will include collabora tion with the author and writer, under the supervision of the Internship Director. Promote the activities and results from the Mellon funded grant, Books About Florida and the Caribbean: From the University Press of Florida to the World, where all books in the program will be released under the LibraryPress@UF imprint, with the expectation of 1015 books released in fall 2016spring 2017. This intern ship is expected to run from Summer 2016Spring 2017, and information on additional funding sources and/or course credit would be appended to this application for each of the following semesters as applicable. B enefits to the Intern The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern will learn about DH practices and work life in academic research libraries ; engage in academic speaker and training program development ; collaborative work and writing practices, perform social media management for academic programs and general outreach ; and gain experience in marketing, promotion, transcribing and editing for public scholarship and popular writing publication. The intern will learn all of these activities in relation to academic libraries, DH, and digital publishing as supported by humanities doctoral programs. B enefits to the Libraries The listed activities and deliverables are all needed work activities that fall under the responsibilities of the Digital Scholarship Librarian. The Digital Scholarship Librarian will invest time to mentor and supervise the graduate student. T he Libraries will benefit with more overall work p roduct at a lower cost, and from collateral benefits from the

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 3 of 7 collaboration including enriched collaboration with a teaching department and the Libraries as well as development of the interns skills and awareness of job opportunities. Benefits to the A cademic U nit (Department of History) The Department of History is a leader for digital scholarship, and specifically digital history, on campus. One of the members of the DH Certificate Board is in the Department of History and is the Faculty Partner from outside of the Libraries for this Int ernship. Further, the Department of History has a specialized track in academic publishing. This internship will strengthen collaboration with the Department of History the DH Certificate Board and DHWG, and provide valuable and paid experience for a grad uate student in History. S tudent L earning O utcomes Students will gain an enhanced understanding of Digital Humanities, digital scholarship, and digital publishing Students will gain a n enhanced understanding of aspects of day to day activities in an academic research library related to digital scholarship. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of collaborative work and writing practices in academic libraries. Students will gain a basic un derstanding of transcription and editing for public scholar ship and scholar ly publishing. Students will gain a clearer understanding of the historical relationship of academic teaching programs, academic libraries, and academic presses. Students will demon strate competence in the terminology, concepts, methodologies and theories used within digital scholarship in academic research libraries. M etrics for project deliverables Metrics for project deliverables include: Program plan for event activities for the DHWG for the year, including leading the program team for THATCampGainesville 2017, with metrics including developing the full program plan for 32 events. F acilitation and co convening on all 32 events, along wit h promotion activities, including: o Each week, as long as applicable, at least 1 project description added/updated for the list of digital scholarship projects on the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) website: http://digitalhumanities.group.ufl.edu/dhuf/dhprojects o Each week, as long as applicable, at least 1 added/u pdate d biographical entry for DHWG members: http://digitalhumanities.group.ufl.edu/dhuf/members/ o Each week, at least 3 tweets from the UFDigitalHum Twitter account o Each semester, attendance and involvement in DHWG events for promotion, facilitation, and/or follow up. Assessment of DHWG activities with a surv ey/evaluation component in fall 2016 and spring 2017 to assess DHWG member needs regarding activities and e vents

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 4 of 7 (e.g., a very short online survey with short paper surveys at events or a few focus groups). LibraryPress@UF: o Timely and successful completion of the transcriptions and edits of materials on UF history which are under development for a book pr oposal for the LibraryPress@UF. Completion of a description of this project for the DHWG project page. o Promote activities and results from the Mellon funded grant, Books About Florida and the Caribbean: From the University Press of Florida to the World, where all books in the program will be released under the LibraryPress@UF imprint, with the expectation of 1015 books released in fall 2016spring 2017. At least 2 promotion deliverables for each book released. Promotion activities may include blog posts on the new books (with attendant twitter updates), Wikipedia entries/updates on the books, presentations or posters on the books, and other forms. o Documentation on activities, including 2 reflective blog posts per semester on the learning process for use in supporting LibraryPress@UF program development alongside and as integrated with academic programs. o Drafting of updated contracts for new books in the LibraryPress@UF series. o Archival research for selection of materials for inclusion within edited and compiled editions that build upon library collections. o Permissions research, requests, and process documentation, when needed for books in the LibraryPress@UF imprint. o Other activities in support of the LibraryPress@UF as it continues to grow, with 5 6 books planned for contract and release in 20162017. B enefits to the Intern will be assessed in the semester reports by the student. B enefits to the Libraries and academic unit (Department of History) will be assessed in the semester reports. T he student learning outcomes will be assessed in consultation with the Internship Director and the Faculty Partner in the Libraries, and will be documented in the semester reports. R oles of the Internship Director and team members The Internship Director will provide the supervision and direction for this internship, in collaboration with the Faculty Partner from outside the Libraries, and in collaboration with others in the Libraries and across campus, with members of the DHWG. The Internship Director will be the primary contact, supervisor, and connector for all aspects of the internship. Plan of activities for each semester covered (1 page p er semester) :

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 5 of 7 Each semester, the Intern will: 1. Attend a CV/resume workshop and an orientation to the Libraries (required for Interns) 2. Deliver a presentation reflecting on the academic and professional outcomes of their internship, to be presented as one of the DHWG Meet ups. Each semester, the Internship Director will: 1. Attend a workshop on supervising and mentoring (required for Internship Directors) 2. Direct the Intern to appropriate opportunities for their professional growth, which may include attending a presentation on jobs in academic libraries, a Joint Chairs meeting (or other applicable meeting) to orient the Intern to academic libraries, Curator Talks, and others as appropriate for enhancing scholarly inquiry 3. Opportunities for regular assessment and feedback for the Intern Weekly, the Internship Director and Intern will meet to: 1. Review goals for the week 2. Review activities and accomplishments for the prior week 3. Confirm progress and any scheduling for the longer term/semester length objectives Monthly, the Internship Director, Faculty Member outside of the Libraries, and the Intern will meet to: 1. Review progress activities and accomplishments to date 2. Review goals for the full internship deliverables 3. Discuss progress, any scheduling, and longer term goals for how the internship supports professional development and career opportunities

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 6 of 7 B rief position description for the internship (1 page ) Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern/Research Associate Pay Rate: $15/hour Number of students needed: 1 Hours: Monday Friday, 8am 5pm, up to 10 hours per week (total of 160 hours / semester ) Summary of duties : The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern/Research Associate will participate in the Libraries programmatic activities for digital scholarship, including activities related to the Libraries role in the Digital Humanities Working Group and DH Graduate Certificate, as well as activities related to the LibraryPress@U F. The intern will participate in collaborative writing, editing, event development, and other activities related to digital scholarship and library publishing which will include the Digital Humanities Working Group (DHWG) and LibraryPress@UF, with the ex pectation of 75% of time on the DHWG and 25% of time on LibraryPress@UF to support DHWG events and programming for the full year : During summer 2016, plan the schedule of DHWG weekly events for academic year 20162017, culminating in THATCampGainesville 2 017. Facilitate the DHWG events, defining the overall program plan, selecting speakers, collaborating with speakers/trainers to develop events, and other planning and implementation activities for events, with an average of one event per week for guest spe akers, trainings, workshops, etc. during the academic year (~32 events). Overall goal is for an event each week at a standard time and in the Scott Nygren Scholars Studio, with the expectation that events will be Tuesdays from 2 4pm, with additional events at other times. Promote the events, people, and activities through a variety of activities Support the development of the LibraryPress@UF with evolving and developing activities for this new imprint of the UF Press (which is a new entity, from the Univer sity Press of Florida) including work on specific volumes (transcribing, editing, archival research, contracts, permissions, etc.) and promotion and outreach related to the LibraryPress@UF as well as the new books from the Mellon funded grant, with the expectation of 1015 books released in fall 2016spring 2017. Responsibilities The Intern will be responsible for completing the planned activities, collaborating for these and other needs, and participating as a professional team member in the Libraries. Qualifications Knowledge about and interest in digital scholarship; a good attitude and professional demeanor; and willingness to work independently and collaboratively. Candidates must be graduate students and will be selected from those recommended through the Department of History. Excellent organizational and time management skills R eliable and punctual

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Proposal for a Digital Scholarship & Publishing Intern, Page 7 of 7 Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with experimentation and self directed learning Able and willing to learn new skills enthusiasm for working collaboratively Excellent oral communication and writing skills Familiarity working with website and social media tools