Liz Milewicz, Ph.D.
Head, Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services, and Director, ScholarWorks: A Center for Scholarly Publishing
I advise and lead initiatives and services that encourage the creation, use, and dissemination of scholarly materials in a range of media. The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Services department collaborates with researchers at any level of study to plan and build digital research projects. We encourage learning and experimentation in digital scholarship through exploratory projects, programs of hands-on instruction, graduate student internships, and programming in The Edge / Murthy Digital Studio. As director of ScholarWorks: A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries, I help to promote and support programs, services, and resources that help scholars realize the full potential of their work, whether presenting it in new forms, expanding and engaging audiences, or planning for sustainability. Currently I also serve as co-director of Project Vox (https://projectvox.library.duke.edu ), an open educational resource on early modern women philosophers that is collaboratively developed by Duke Libraries and the Duke Department of Philosophy and that serves as a platform for students, faculty, and staff to develop hands-on experience in digital publishing.
Before coming to Duke, I managed two NEH-funded digital humanities projects at Emory University (The Expanded Online Transatlantic Slave Trade Database, http://slavevoyages.org ; and African Origins, http://african-origins.org ) and worked with the Emory Libraries on a range of digital library initiatives. I earned my doctorate from Emory, where I studied cultural and linguistic anthropology, organizational sociology, and histories of libraries and reading. My masters degrees came from the University of Alabama, where I earned an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in English, and where I spent two glorious semesters making paper and binding books in the Book Arts program.