One of the things that came up a few times during our discussions was the need for more time to explore tools that could lead to open scholarship. For this reason, my project will focus on providing a list of open source software. Each one will be annotated, listing affordances and downfalls, and the learning curve associated with the tool. Additionally, I will curate resources for these programs so that everything can live in a single place and be accessible to anyone looking to use it (at Muhlenberg or elsewhere). These resources will be both guides to creating projects and examples of projects.
I am hoping that this collection will help faculty wishing to engage more digital scholarship or create open resources, but more importantly that students can use it to discover new resources to inspire their own work. Our DLA’s are always asking how they can discover new tools outside the scope of the training we provide them and I think something like this would be super helpful. Have not decided where I want it to live though. Could be a good test of one of the tools (pressbooks, scalar?), but maybe Google Docs simply because they can easily be copied and added to someone else’s Drive.