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Digital Curation and Scholarship

Digital Curation and Scholarship at the UC Merced Library works collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and students in using digital tools and services to advance the creative, research, and teaching activities of the UC Merced academic community. We work to preserve the intellectual activity of the university by:

  • providing training and guidance in curating and preserving research data
  • providing support for publishing research via the University of California's eScholarship platform
  • providing guidance on open access and copyright
  • providing support for geospatial research, analysis, and visualization, and
  • supporting research projects through digitization services


Research Data Management 

The library assists faculty and researchers with the many-faceted steps of research data management--from preparing research data management plans, through file management best practices and metadata creation, to data sharing and data archiving.

Read a case study > Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory

Scholarly Publishing

The Library can work with faculty, researchers, and students on navigating the Scholarly Publishing landscape--from questions about open access and copyright, to electronic publishing of articles and journals, to establishing your own ORCID ID.

Read a case study > Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology

Digitization Services

The library can work with faculty and researchers on digitization projects that both promote the academic and research interests of UC Merced, as well as produce digital materials that will allow for greater access to the wider academic and research community.

Read a case study > The Costume Designs of Dunya Ramicova


SpARC is the hub for spatial science research, analysis, education, visualization, spatial data archiving, and access to spatial science software and equipment for UC Merced and its partners.

Scholarly Communication Presentations

These short, 15-minute presentations offer insights to current trends in academic publishing, and can be delivered to your department, organization, or via individual consultation.

Data Carpentry

Data Carpentry aims to help researchers by teaching them computing skills in order to work more effectively with data. Comprehensive, two-day workshops cover concepts and tools that workshops participants can then apply to their own research and workflows.

Digital Scholarship Tools

A list of suggested tools used in the production of digital scholarship--from text mining, to data visualization, to web-publishing.