5 Tips for getting started with digital scholarship support in a library

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1. Emory UniversitysDigital Scholarship CommonsStewart VarnerDigital Scholarship Coordinator 2. Step 1: Take stock Services Hardware Expertise Peers 3. Step 2: Listen to potential partners Admins Library staff IT staff Faculty Students Special Centers 4. Step 3: Get ready for what you knowyou will need Websites Policies Training 5. Step 4: Build with the future in mind Create project charters. These should state the scope ofa project and define the responsibilities of individualteam members. Try to adopt reusable tools. Consider access and sustainability at the beginning. 6. Step 5: Be realistic but remainoptimistic Be honest with yourself and your partners aboutcapacity. Dont let lack of capacity today be mistaken forpermanent reality.