Make your scholarship a digital reality
We collaborate with faculty and students on the design and implementation of digital scholarly research projects. Housed in the University of Iowa Libraries, the STUDIO can shepherd digital projects from inception to archive.
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What we do
Iowa Research Online
Iowa Research Online preserves and provides access to the research and scholarship created by the University of Iowa’s faculty, students, and staff. The research papers, theses, dissertations, books, conference presentations, journals, and multimedia here represent Iowa’s rich intellectual and cultural community.
Iowa Digital Library
The Iowa Digital Library features more than a million digital objects created from the holdings of the University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historic maps, fine art, historic newspapers, scholarly works, and more. Digital collections are coordinated by the Studio.
Digital Editions are faculty and graduate student research projects that—were they in a material form—would be monographs. By the nature of their inquiry or findings, these works take on digital formats that expand the reach and impact of scholarship.
Studio Staff & Affiliated Faculty
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Digital Collections Librarian
Senior Developer, Media Production & Design
Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio
Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian
Leah Gehlsen Morlan
Heidi Wiren Bartlett
Hannah Scates Kettler
Digital Humanities Research & Instruction Librarian
Digital Humanities Librarian and Associate Editor, Whitman Archive
Senior Scholar, Professor, Department of English
A series of four Digital Humanities Workshops that provide training in different tools,skills, and approaches to digital humanities.
News & Blog
- What Amanda Visconti and Infinite Ulysses Get about James Joyce
With Professor Amanda Visconti in town this week as part of the University of Iowa’s NEH Next Generation Humanities Ph.D. Planning Grant, I wanted to reflect on the importance of her Infinite Ulysses project for literary study in general and Joyce studies in particular. In 2015, Amanda Visconti did something that many Joyceans had often considered but never fully realized: she […]
- Writer James Alan McPherson, Iowa Writers Workshop
James Alan McPherson taught at the Iowa Writers Workshop beginning in 1981. In 1978, he received a Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his Elbow Room. In 1981, he read his short story, “There was once a State Called Franklin“, the same year he was named a MacArthur Fellow, and in 1995 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Iowa Digital Library […]
- When content goes viral: looking at the first 3 days of “Manly Health and Training”
On Friday, the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (WWQR) published a previously unknown book-length work “Manly Health and Training,” by Walt Whitman, recently discovered by Zachary Turpin. (Read more about it in a previous post.) Minutes after it was published, The New York Times broke the story. (We couldn’t say anything until their story launched at about 10AM, and the […]
- Women, Scholarship, & DIY History
Earlier this week, the Studio launched Scholarship@Iowa, a curated set of pages promoting scholarly archives related to historically underrepresented groups. To introduce that initiative I wrote a blog post touting the merits of these archives and their ability to help us see ourselves as a part of longstanding tradition of excellence and discovery at the University of Iowa. In that same spirit, […]
- Scholarship@Iowa: celebrating diversity in the archives
We in the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio are reminded – daily – of the incredible digitized material held in our archives. Letters, dissertations, scrapbooks, newspapers, photographs spanning hundreds of years can be found in places like the Iowa Digital Library and Iowa Research Online. These collections and this scholarship remind us of who has passed through […]
- Iowa Research Online DH Salon
The first DH Salon for spring 2016 was about Iowa Research Online (IRO). IRO is not a DH specific tool; we use it to publish, archive, and freely disseminate output of the University community. It has been primarily used for textual scholarship and creative works, but it also includes audio, video and data. IRO includes faculty, graduate student, undergraduate, administrative and community […]
- VSim Show and Tell
A few weeks ago, I presented an exciting new prototype program I’ve been keeping my eyes on. It’s a program out of UCLA called VSim. I had the pleasure of demo-ing this program for about 20 of my colleagues from across campus and we discussed the possible applications of a full-fledged VSim program. We would be able to publish 3D digital objects that include bibliographical data […]
- Henry A Wallace Collection
The University of Iowa Libraries has thousands of the personal papers of Iowa native Henry A. Wallace (1888-1965). Wallace, the 33rd vice president of the United States, died 50 years ago today (18 November 1965). Wallace also served as the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Commerce and was the nominee for the Progressive Party in the 1948 presidential election. His papers […]