MetaScholar: An Emory University Digital Library Research Initiative
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An Emory University Digital Library Research Initiative, Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The MetaScholar Initiative of the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University encompasses more than a dozen digital library projects undertaken in the past six years, and has received funding from sources that include the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Library of Congress.

The MetaScholar Initiative actively pursues three main areas of digital library research: scholarly communication, service building, and digital preservation. Past projects by the MetaScholar Initiative include: AmericanSouth, Music of Social Change, and OCKHAM. Current projects include: MetaCombine, MetaArchive, a Study of User Quality Metrics, SouthComb (Cyberinfrastructure for Scholars), the TransAtlantic Slave Trade Database Online, and the open access journal Southern Spaces. This Initiative is creating new models for sharing and organizing meta-information, tools for the preservation of at-risk digital objects, and services for scholars in focused research areas. It is also creating new open source software for such sharing, including the Metadata Migrator student loan application, the MetaCombine tools, and the OCKHAM digital library services.

This website provides project updates and other current information about all MetaScholar projects.


Digital Scholarship / Digital Libraries Symposium
Emory Conference Center, Emory University
November 2, 2007

Sustaining Digital Libraries Symposium
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
October 6, 2006

Metadata Enhancement OAI Workshop (MEOW)
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
July 24-25, 2006

Free Culture and the Digital Library Symposium
Emory Law School, Emory University
October 14, 2005

Symposium on Open Access and Digital Preservation
Emory Conference Center, Emory University
October 2, 2004