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Digital Projects Toolkit

A guide for planning, implementing, and preserving digital scholarship projects.

A. Finalize Project Documentation

A. Sample Forms, Checklists, and Guidance

When you are nearing the end of your digital project, review the documentation you have collected about your project and centralize the materials in one accessible space.

Below you will find PDF examples of such forms and checklists.  This documentation will contextualize your work for future audiences.


B. Digital Projects Domain 

If your project meets the criteria in this section, it is eligible for display on the Digital Projects website. Please  contact (ideally at the project planning stage) to discuss if you digital project would be suitable for inclusion.

When determining if your project meets the criteria for consideration, please note that inclusion on the Digital Projects site is determined by if the project:

  • Originated on an individual student or faculty domain,
  • Has a collective or public audience,
  • Has a utility longer than one semester or year.

C. Web Archiving

Web archiving is the process of collecting portions of the World Wide Web to ensure the information is preserved in an archive for use by future researchers, historians and the public.

B. Evaluation & Recommendations

A. Evaluating the Project

Accessibility Standards 

Are a set of recommendations for making Web content more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities and also for all those utilizing limited or low speed devices, such as mobile phones.



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B. Academic Peer Review (Faculty)

C. Sharing Digital Projects

A. Why Share Your Digital Project?

There are several reasons why you would share your digital projects and the research data.

  • Support the growth of knowledge.

  • Add to the scholarly conversation with sound research that answers a novel question or advances the field.

  • Ensure the long-term preservation of and access to your data.

  • Get cited.

  • Comply with funder or journal requirements (faculty).

B. Where to Share?

  • Online Repository (Institutional or Discipline-Specific)

    • Zenodo is a public-facing, cross-disciplinary repository. Some repositories are discipline specific.

  • Conferences, panels and symposiums

  • Social Media 

    • Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram

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