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Digital Scholarship encompasses the use of digital evidence, methods of inquiry, research, publication and preservation to achieve scholarly and research goals.


Research Support (your research support partner @Rhodes, Systematic reviews)

Digital Scholarship

Open Science

     Open Access

     Digital Humanities

     Open Data

     Open Education Resources (OERs)

     Open Notebooks

     Open Peer Review

     Open Source

     Scientific Social Networks

     Citizen Science

Rhodes Digital Commons

     Rhodes Digital Commons (Repository) for research articles

     Rhodes Digital Commons (Research Data)

     Rhodes Digital Commons (These & Dissertations)

     Rhodes Digital Commons (Rhodes Hosted Journals)

     Open Access Policy @Rhodes

Research Support

     Systematic Reviews

Research Data Management (including Research data & LifeCycles, Data Management Plans, RDM Repositories)

Digital Evidence

Scholarly Communication

The Digital Scholarship Unit

The Digital Scholarship Unit was created in February 2021

The structure of the Unit is directly defined by the Library’s e-Strategy Plan

The Unit reports directly to our Library Director

The purpose of the Unit.

Focus on Research Data Management (policies, infrastructure, tools, implementation, training and marketing)

Contribute to the overall postgraduate and researcher experience in the library by facilitating research support frameworks to enhance the research journey throughout the research life cycle and the research data lifecycle

Ensure the accessibility and visibility of the institutional research output, and the ethical use thereof

Advocate Open Access practices

Raise the awareness of scholarly communications.

Manage Rhodes Digital Commons






Meet the Digital Scholarship Unit Team

Debbie Martindale 

Principal Librarian: Digital Scholarship

Tel: 046 6037307


Nandi Fumbatha 

Scholarly Communication

Tel: 046 6038690

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Debbie Martindale
Rhodes Library. Level 2.
046 6037307