Digital scholarship is the use and production of digital forms of research by scholars in the creation of new knowledge. These digital forms are characterized by their distributed and collaborative nature. Examples include digital repositories, research collaboratories, computing grids and web-based publishing platforms.
On May 5th, 2011 Harvard will hold its second Digital Scholarship Summit to bring together Harvard faculty members, PhD researchers, technologists, and librarians. The purpose of the event is threefold:
1. To discuss critical issues related to digital scholarship.
2. To share the status of Harvard-based digital scholarship initiatives, specifically as representations of groundbreaking changes in the nature of scholarship.
3. To document and communicate the knowledge shared at the Summit, and to identify potential items for programmatic study and resolution.