Digital Scholarship Services - DSS

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

Fondren Library Publishing Services

Publishing services at Fondren Library align with the library’s efforts to deepen the impact and visibility of Rice research. Services and resources have been developed to support the creation of scholarly publications created by members of the Rice community. We provide consultations on a wide range of scholarly publishing topics, facilitate the assignment of digital object identifiers (DOIs), and manage several digital publishing platforms.

New Subscription: Unlimited file syncing storage for Rice Zotero users

Unlimited file syncing storage for Rice Zotero users provided by Fondren Library’s Zotero Storage subscription

Zotero is a free citation management tool that is used by many researchers and scholars. With Fondren Library’s subscription to Zotero storage as an institution, all Rice Zotero users now have unlimited file syncing storage, which can be used to store and synchronize the saved files in your Zotero library on different computers. 

  • In order to use Rice's institutional file storage with Zotero, make sure you have signed up for a Zotero account with your email address. 

  • If you registered with a personal email address, you can simply add your Rice email address to your Zotero account and the unlimited storage provided by Rice will immediately be reflected in your storage settings on 


Please Note: Zotero does not provide sufficient mechanisms to store information defined as confidential or sensitive by Rice University policy 808, “Protection of University Data and Information”, stored in the system.  Zotero should not be used to store, share, or publish personally identifiable information, or any other private information. Please refer to for descriptions of confidential and sensitive information. This Zotero Terms of Service is available to view at

Digital Media Commons of Fondren Library provides free Zotero training workshops and support on Zotero. Go to the Zotero short course page for scheduled remote Zotero workshops. Sign up here. To schedule a virtual one-on-one consultation, fill out an appointment request form here

Other learning resources

New Rice Faculty Open Access Book Released with Library Support

A new book co-edited by Rice anthropology professor Cymene Howe has been published Open Access (OA) with support from Fondren Library.

Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon, co-edited by Associate Professor of Anthropology Cymene Howe and Anand Pandian of Johns Hopkins University, was released this month from punctum books. The volume brings together writings and art on 86 keywords with special relevance for the Anthropocene, our present era when humans have an evident and increasingly damaging effect upon the planet.

Thanks to subvention funding from Fondren Library, this book has been published under a Creative Commons license and is free to download in PDF format.

You can access it through


Fondren Library continues to offer subventions for Rice faculty members to publish their new books in Open Access format. Through the TOME initiative, Fondren can partner with many university presses to release electronic OA versions of books simultaneously with the print versions, thereby widening access to Rice's scholarship. See guidelines for both our book and article subvention programs at


In 2019, these three Rice faculty-authored OA titles were also funded by Fondren Library and published by Duke University Press:

Fondren Fellows Digital Humanities Showcase - February 27 at 3:30pm

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library



Submit Your Dataset

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The Rice Digital Scholarship Archive (RDSA) is Rice's institutional repository, a web site where the university's intellectual output is shared, managed, searched, and preserved.

Rice faculty, graduate students and staff are encouraged to deposit research data in the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive. Rice undergraduates may also deposit materials, typically with the sponsorship of a faculty member.

You can submit your work online through this easy form, or you can email us at and we would be happy to help you upload your dataset one-on-one.

Before submitting your dataset, please consult Sharing Research Data via the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive. Please note that you will be asked to link to a file rather than attach it to the webform.

Provide a general description of your data (e.g. purpose/scope of the study, date created, etc.) More technical details should be submitted as a separate README text.
Additional Information
Please provide any additional information that you think will help process your request. For example, citation to a related article publication.

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Past Fondren Fellows

Fall 2019-Summer 2020 Fondren Fellows

  • Ryan Chow, "Red Book of Houston"
  • Branden Montgomery, "Mapping the Reservation: Houston’s Red-Light District, 1908-1917"
  • Leah Olivio, "El Anatsui, , Okwui  Enwezor, and the Emergence of Global Art 1989-2019"
  • Miles Olsen, "Faculty-Student Research Collaboration in Digital History: Refining Between Oceans and Continents"
  • Stanislav Panin, "Cataloging Archives of the Impossible Collections"
  • Rachael Pasierowska, "Red Book of Houston"