Surveying Public Research 2 University Libraries’ Programs Supporting Digital Scholarship: A Report
Librarians at Ball State University designed and distributed a survey to libraries personnel at all public R2 research universities to assess the nature of university libraries’ engagement with digital scholarship, digital humanities, or digital research. Project researchers received 36 usable responses to the survey from individuals at 26 institutions, for an individual response rate of 12% and an institutional response rate of 35%. This report communicates core data and findings as a result of the survey project. Included is data regarding services and expertise offered by the libraries, the nature of libraries’ collaborations with researchers, technology infrastructure to support digital scholarship/digital research/digital humanities, and the nature of libraries’ participation in scholarship and public presentation regarding digital scholarship/digital research/digital humanities.