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Scholarship, Research Impact, and Promotion or Tenure: Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship imageScholarship is changing as new technologies are made easily available, which leads to changes in promotion and tenure documents to include the evaluation of digital scholarship.  


Digital scholarship has been defined as "research and teaching that is made possible by digital technologies, or that takes advantage of them to ask and answer questions in new ways."


Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OER) fall in the digital scholarship category. To learn more about Open Access and OER click on the Open Access and OER tab above.

Other Resources

Suggested Readings

Anderson, S., & McPherson, T. (2011). Engaging Digital Scholarship: Thoughts on Evaluating Multimedia Scholarship. Profession, 136-151. doi:10.1632/prof.2011.2011.1.136


Ball, C., Lamanna, C., Saper, C., & Day, M. (n.d.). Annotated Bibliography on Evaluating Digital Scholarship for Tenure. Retrieved from


Bartanen, K.M. (2014, July 24). Digital Scholarship and the Tenure and Promotion Process. Academic Commons. Retrieved from



Works Cited

Melanie Schlosser. (2013, March 11). "Defining Digital Scholarship," Digital Scholarship @ The Libraries, Ohio State University Libraries. Retrieved from