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Digital Scholarship Services

Overview

Rice University’s Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) partners with faculty, students and staff to advance research, teaching and creative expression in the digital age, offering expertise and access to facilities and tools. We showcase the intellectual vitality of the university by managing the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive; assist in planning and implementing scholarly digital projects; provide training and consulting in the use of digital tools for education and research; provide support for scholarly communications, including consulting on copyright and open access; and help to support using, managing and preserving research data.

Departments within DSS include the Digital Media Commons, GIS Data Center and the Kelley Center for Government Information, Data and Geospatial Services. Please visit their web pages for more specific information.

What We Do

  1. Open access: Facilitate deposits of articles in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive in support of Rice’s open access policy and federal open access mandates, such as the NIH Public Access Policy.

  2. Research data management: Assist researchers in developing data management plans and in organizing, describing, and preserving data.

  3. Digital scholarship projects: Contribute to planning, developing, supporting and sustaining digital scholarship projects, particularly in digital humanities.

  4. Scholarly communications: Offer consulting, training and support for scholarly communications, including copyright, authors’ rights, developing an online scholarly identity, creating ORCID identifiers, publishing new journals, and more.

  5. Digital research assistance: Provide assistance in identifying and using digital research tools, including for text analysis, citation management, and cleaning data.

  6. Digitization and digital curation: Help to support digitization and digital curation by providing access to expertise, the facilities of the Digital Curation Lab, and repositories such as the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive (for publications, data, video, audio and other materials) and Shared Shelf (for images).

Example Projects

cds@rice.edu
713-348-2480 (Lisa Spiro)
  • There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science , to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work.