Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship can be defined as a method through which research is furthered. This method includes the use of online data to answer important research questions. In the field of history, resources such as documents, and unpublished manuscripts have been digitized and made available for study on the internet. This improved accessibility presents scholars with more opportunities for research than they previously had. This new medium for research can be important for furthering scholarship in other ways as well. Through the internet, scholars can communicate with one another about their research much faster than previous methods. For example, if a student posts his or her research findings online, that information is immediately available for other scholars to view and critique. Digital scholarship allows for more scholars to do more research in their desired fields. While this method is not without its problems, it is an exciting advancement in academic research.