Digital Scholarship at Schaffer Library

Our Values

DSi is committed to the following values throughout our projects:


We welcome digital projects that support critique and engagement; that advance economic, environmental, and social justice; and that give voice to underrepresented groups.


We ensure that all involved labor is recognized, compensated, and credited fairly.

Openness & accessibility

We promote the use of free and open-source software, espouse Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) principles, and encourage open-access publication as much as possible.


We promote critical thinking about digital media and tools, advocate for research that is data driven and projects that value insight over style, and promote the use of digital tools as means of facilitating critical engagement.

Privacy protection

We protect privacy rights and eschew technology that violates privacy, such as by collecting user data.


We support digital projects that are planned and built for long-term access.