The Digital Scholarship Unit helps you use digital methods, theories, and tools to empower your teaching curriculum and research projects:
Remote Supports for Researchers
Have questions about digital scholarship, managing your research data, or copyright? We can answer these questions and many more! Browse our services below, or book an appointment with an expert today.
There are many benefits to making your research openly accessible online, including complying with funding requirements like the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy, but it is important to consider your rights as an author and potential uses of your work. We provide information about open access publishing, publications, and options for deposit such as U of T's repository, TSpace.
Learn about copyright basics, using works as an instructor and researcher, Creative Commons licenses, your rights as an author, negotiating rights with publishers, increasing the impact of your publications, and more. For more assistance with copyright, please contact Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian.
There are many ways to measure the impact of your research: they can help you build your research profile, demonstrate your contributions, and broaden your professional network. Learn more about the tools available to you, or contact Jessica Hanley, Science Liaison and Research Services Librarian, to book a consultation.
Have you created your free researcher identity yet? Creating one with ORCID-CA has many benefits, from improving the impact of your research and eliminating misattribution to building up your professional network.
Visualizing information and data is key when presenting research, especially to lay audiences. Learn how to use software like Excel, NVivo, and Tableau, or get started by downloading software. For assistance or online training with these resources, please contact Andrew Nicholson, Coordinator, GIS & Data Services.
We share our expertise in a wide range of tools for mapping geospatial data. U of T Libraries manages the ESRI GIS license, providing access and support to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, Story Maps, and more. We also offer expertise with Google Earth Pro, Quantum GIS, and GPS Data collection and mapping.
The Digital Scholarship Unit has content management systems for faculty to create digital exhibits, editions, and a range of scholarship not supported by current scholarly publishing venues. The DSU can provide consultations on how to incorporate these publishing options in your course curriculum and knowledge mobilisation activities.
We will help you manage and protect your research data—and meet funder and journal data requirements—through U of T’s Dataverse or other data repositories. Learn more about data ownership, storage, metadata, and more, or contact Yayo Umetsubo, Scholarly Communications and Liaison Librarian, to schedule a consultation.