Digital Scholarship Services - DSS

Supports projects and activities for creating, disseminating and preserving digital scholarship at Rice.

Meeting Federal Funders’ Public Access Requirements

Did you know that, within the next year, Rice researchers receiving federal funding will need to comply with new requirements that the products of their research, including publications and some data, be made publicly available?

This mini-workshop, co-sponsored by Fondren Library and the Office of Proposal Development, will provide participants a general overview of the policies and will highlight key Rice resources available to help navigate these new requirements.

Rice Digital Scholarship Archive FAQ

What is the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive?

Rice Digital Scholarship Archive (scholarship.rice.edu)  is Rice's institutional repository, a web site where the university's intellectual output is shared, managed, searched, and preserved. Most materials come from Rice faculty members' research, electronic theses and dissertations, and digitized collections of rare or unique books, images, musical performances, and manuscripts.

Digital Preservation Support

Digital preservation is still an active area of research, with multiple architectures and technologies used to address issues of long-term digital preservation. Recognizing this, Fondren has protected Rice’s digital scholarly assets using multiple platforms and technologies that are appropriate for the various forms of digital content. We continue to stay abreast of developments in this area and follow best practices to ensure our assets are protected.