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What is Digital Scholar?
Digital Scholar is a web hosting system where faculty and students at the University of Rochester can quickly and easily build websites using WordPress, Omeka, MediaWiki, among many other options. For more info, see the Digital Scholar FAQs.
Learning Digital Scholar at UR
- Contacting one of the River Campus Libraries' Outreach Librarians is a great way to get started. Stop by the Q&I desk inside Evans Lam Square, or send an email (see this directory).
- The Digital Scholarship Lab provides training for Digital Scholar, through both workshops and one-on-one help. Stop by the DSL in 214 Rush Rhees (inside the Humanities Center on the second floor, see map), or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signing up for Digital Scholar at UR
How do I get Digital Scholar?
Just sign up, it's free:
- Visit digitalscholar.rochester.edu in a web browser, click Get Started, and follow the prompts. You will need to have your UR NetID and password handy. Once you fill out this form, an administrator will process your request within two business days. Once your request has been processed, you will need to go to the Digital Scholar Dashboard (digitalscholar.rochester.edu/dashboard) and finish setting up your account.
- Especially if you have a particular digital project in mind, a great approach is to contact your outreach librarian (see this directory) and schedule a time to sit down with them, briefly discuss your project, and set up your Digital Scholar account in person. From there, your outreach librarian can connect you with additional resources related to the tool (whether WordPress, Omeka, or something else) you're planning on using.
Example Digital Scholar Websites
Documentation: Reclaim Hosting
Digital Scholar is managed by the company Reclaim Hosting. This Documentation library / user forum is a great place to find tips on using the service as well as workarounds to known bugs.