1 Adopting a digital scholarship approach
Throughout The Digital Scholar Weller argues that higher education will need to make changes in order to adopt digital scholarship. This video discusses the changes made by the Graduate Center at City University, New York (CUNY) to incorporate a digital approach to PhD studentship.
Matthew Gold and Steve Brier use some vivid terms to describe their work at CUNY. It is ‘unrelentingly interdisciplinary’ and they are ‘rethinking’ and ‘enhancing scholarship’. They have brought about major changes in the way the Graduate Center works and those changes, driven by the adoption of digital technologies, span all postgraduate programmes offered by the university. The following section borrows the resilience metaphor from the field of ecology to offer a methodology for assessing an organisation’s ability to respond to digital challenges.