Scholarly Communication & Digital Initiatives
- Melissa Chim, General Theological Seminary
- Melody Diehl Detar, Duquesne University
- Ann McShane, Emory University, Chandler School of Theology
- Greg Murray, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Brad Ost, Woodruff Library at Atlanta University Center
- Erica Pye, Abilene Christian University
- Christine Fruin, Staff Liaison
- Christy Karpinski, Staff Liaison
Year in Review
It was the year of grants for this newly expanded . The expansion allowed for greater reach into digital initiatives with the addition of an Atla staff liaison (Christy Karpinski), and four new members (Ann McShane, Greg Murray, Brad Ost, and Erica Pye).
The committee led the review and awarding of both the and grants. The committee successfully reviewed and to General Theological Seminary this year. Their OER, , was recently posted to the for hosting. Melissa Chim also presented at the Atla 2022 Annual Conference. There’s a third round of OER applications, which are due at the end of August 2022.
With the expansion of the committee, we were able to dedicate time to review and award a new in its inaugural round, totaling over $13,000! The collections that are covered under these four grants explore resources from around the globe: topics include Resources for the Study of Protestantism in Puerto Rico, Digitization of the Ecumenical Press Service, The Last Leg: Digital Upload and Description of the Mary Bray Spence Collection of Crosses and Religious Symbols, and Emma Beckingsale: An Extraordinary Missionary. “Upon completion of work in 2023, the metadata for these collections will be added to the to