The UNCG University Libraries support a collaborative approach to the creation and sharing of digital content of enduring value to UNCG and global scholarly community. To support this goal, the Libraries offer two options for library/faculty partnerships:
- Digital Partners (Internal Grant)
- Through a competitive annual application process, the Libraries will provide up to $22,500 worth of IT resources (a combination of IT staff time and infrastructure, but no cash awards).
- Open Access Publishing Fund
- Sponsored by the University Libraries and Office of Research and Economic Development, this fund helps to defray author processing fees and encourages the publication of faculty and graduate student scholarship in Open Access journals.
As we partner with faculty to discuss their digital projects and related ideas, we plan to help build a community of scholars with a shared interest in digital initiatives. If you have an external grant, it might be a good idea to keep some of that money on campus. And we are likely to be less expensive than working with a commercial operation. If you partner with the Libraries, there is a much greater chance that your scholarly product will be preserved long term, shared more widely, and have a greater impact.
Here are some examples of past and current collaborative initiatives.