ON DEMAND: Working with the Digital Scholarship Center to Promote Data Literacy


  • Alyssa Fahringer
  • Wendy Mann
  • Debby Kermer




What resources are available to Mason faculty who are interested in pursuing digital scholarship and teaching data literacy? Our video will discuss what the Digital Scholarship Center (DiSC) does and how we can facilitate your research. DiSC partners with students, faculty, and staff by providing research support to facilitate digital research and teaching across the university in all disciplines. We work with researchers in the areas of finding, accessing, and utilizing data; GIS and geospatial data; digital humanities; research data management; and software and technology. We provide individual consultations, workshops, and classroom instruction sessions. We are located on the second floor of Fenwick Library, where we have a computer lab equipped with Mac and PC computers with specialized software for digital scholarship, along with other hardware. We are a member of the Carpentries organization, and we have taught workshops on foundational coding and data science skills to Mason students and faculty. During the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all of our services continue to be available to the Mason community, albeit in a virtual format. Our video will also walk viewers through the DiSC website, and how to contact us. We are here to help and look forward to assisting GMU faculty with their digital scholarship.






2021 On Demand Pre-recorded Presentation