About the CDIL

The Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning (CDIL) is a collaboration between the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) and the University of Idaho Library. Its purpose is to advance digital scholarship opportunities at the University of Idaho.

At a Glance

Projects

27

People Involved

34

Fellows

23

Fellowships Awarded

28

Faculty Fellowships

15

Student Fellowships

13

Grants Awarded

14

Funds Awarded

$567,813

Articles Published

7

Workshops

10

Presentations

21

Location

The CDIL is located smack dab in the middle of the second floor of the University of Idaho Library - Room 211. The center is available for meetings and project work related to digital scholarship activities at the University of Idaho. We have 15 computers and three virtual reality platforms (HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Playstation) available for demonstration and education purposes.

Origins

CDIL began in 2015 as a series of meetings convened by Andrew Kersten, Dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS). These meetings brought together faculty from CLASS and the Library who were interested in advancing digital scholarship on campus and exploring collaborative research and teaching opportunities. In 2016, President Chuck Staben selected the CDIL as one of five campus projects, chosen from a pool of 43 applicants, to be awarded a Vandal Ideas Project (VIP) grant. The CDIL used these funds, under the direction of Devin Becker, UI Library’s Head of Data & Digital Services and the CDIL’s first director, to outfit the physical center in the UI Library and to fund our initial digital scholarship fellowship programs.
CDIL Infographic

Support and Scholarship

Below is a list of awards given to support the CDIL and its projects.

2020 - 2020
$6000
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Gay Rodeo Oral History PRoject

Public Engagement Fellowship, Whiting Foundation

Rebecca Scofield (PI)

2019 - 2021
$50000
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Matching grant from Latah Community Foundation for the NEH Creating Humanities Communities Grants - Idaho's LGBTQ Community

Latah Community Foundation

Denise Bennett (PI)

2017 - 2021
$1000

Matching grant from Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) for the NEH Creating Humanities Communities Grants - Idaho's LGBTQ Community

Idaho Humanities Council (IHC)

Denise Bennett (PI)

2017 - 2021
$3500

Matching grant from Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) for the NEH Creating Humanities Communities Grants - Idaho's LGBTQ Community

Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS)

Denise Bennett (PI)

2017 - 2021
$2000

NEH Challenge Grant - Idaho's LGBTQ Community

Creating Humanities Communities Grants, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Denise Bennett (PI) Devin Becker (PI)Erin Stoddart

2017 - 2021
$10602
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Matching grant from Moscow Women's Giving Circle for the NEH Creating Humanities Communities Grants - Idaho's LGBTQ Community

Moscow Women's Giving Circle

Denise Bennett (PI)

2017 - 2021
$2600

Vandal Poem of the Day

Public Programs Grant, Idaho Humanities Council (IHC)

Alexandra Teague (PI)Devin Becker (CO-PI)

2015 - 2016
$2000

Control Shift: Documenting the Transitions Writers Experienced in Moving from Paper-Based to Digital Environments

Seed Grant, University of Idaho Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)

Devin Becker (PI)

2013 - 2014
$8626

Below is a list of workshops related to the teaching and scholarship mission of the CDIL.

Oral History as Data

Digital Library Federation Forum

Devin Becker

October 2020
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A Static Web Approach to Digital Collections: Hands-On with CollectionBuilder

Code4Lib, Pittsburgh, PA

Evan Williamson Olivia Wikle Devin Becker

March 2020

Palouse Digital Scholarship Symposium

WSU Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation and U of I Center for Digital Inquiry and Learning

Evan Williamson Devin Becker Olivia Wikle

2019
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Below is a list of presentations given on projects developed by the CDIL.

Digital Library of Idaho

Idaho Library Association Annual Conference

Devin Becker Olivia Wikle Evan Williamson

2021
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Storying Extinction

Confluence Lab Brown Bag Series

Jack Kredell Chris Lamb Devin Becker

March 2021

Confessions of a Static Web Convert

Digital Scholarship Working Group of the Digital Library Federation

Devin Becker

January 2021
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Digital Collection Magic with Static Web Technologies: Improving CONTENTdm Front Ends using CollectionBuilder

Learn@DLF, Tampa, FL

Olivia Wikle Evan Williamson Devin Becker

October 2019

Building Digital Collections with Minimal Infrastructure: Hands On with CollectionBuilder for Teaching and Exhibits

Pacific Northwest Library Association, Spokane, WA

Devin Becker Olivia Wikle

August 2019

Oral Histories as Data

Idaho Library Association, Moscow, ID

Devin Becker Jylisa Doney

October 2018

Digital Oral Histories

Digital Library Federation Forum, Las Vegas, NV

Devin Becker Jylisa Doney

October 2018

Open Educational Resources on GitHub: What, Why, & How

Idaho Library Association Annual Conference, Moscow, ID

Evan Williamson

October 2018
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CTRL+SHIFT: Writing and Coding Practices in the Digital Era

Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium, Moscow, ID

Devin Becker Renae Campbell Denessy Rodriguez Corey Oglesby Lauren Westerfield

September 2018

Adapting Technology for Teaching: The Creation of an Open Educational Resource

Malcolm M. Renfrew Interdisciplinary Colloquium

Evan WilliamsonSean Butterfield

September 2018

CTRL-Shift: Prominent Poets on their Writing Practices at the Dawn of Personal Computing

Montana Book Festival, Missoula, MT

Devin Becker Corey Oglesby Lauren Westerfield

September 2017
November 2016
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Credits for Stand-in Collection Images