What is Digital Scholarship?
Digitally enabled scholarship involves the use of digital collections, and ICT methods and tools for their analysis and representation. This can:
- Facilitate and enhance existing research - by making research processes easier via the use of computational tools and methods
- Searching and browsing large datasets
- Bringing together diverse collections digitally
- Working collaboratively on disparate data
- Enable research that would otherwise be impossible - addressing research questions that would have been impossible to resolve without digital methods and tools
- Large scale text mining and data analysis,
- Using image analysis tools to uncover 'hidden' parts of manuscripts or art works etc.
- Allow researchers to ask new research questions i.e. questions that are driven by insights that were only achievable through the use of new tools and methods
- Using advanced imaging techniques (e.g. photospectral or RTI imaging) to see ancient documents in new ways that can be the basis for developing new research questions