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ARCS experts work with individual researchers and with entire classrooms or labs to meet specific needs and to strategize about pathways to robust and sustainable projects. The stories below offer just a few examples of the many ways ARCS services can enhance your research.

Digital humanities: Tiffany Esteban

Tiffany Esteban takes a client-centered approach to digital humanities consultations, events, and outreach at the University of Florida. With her expertise in digital humanities and library and information science, she advises students, instructors, and researchers on multilingual digital projects, international digital libraries, and digital games. She also facilitates community-centric programming through her leadership roles in the UF Digital Humanities Working Group and the Florida Digital Humanities Consortium. To support international digital humanities initiatives, she has consulted on the Islam Burkina Faso Collection (Library Press at UF) and other projects, presented on the Japan Disasters Digital Archive (Harvard University), and co-organized the Global Digital Humanities Symposium 2022. Her endeavors center the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the field, and her efforts build relationships around a shared interest in the intersection of human cultures and digital technologies.

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Scholarly publishing strategies: Terry Selfe

If you are considering writing a research article but aren’t sure where to begin or are feeling a bit overwhelmed at the prospect, Terry Selfe is here to help! As part of ARCS’ Research Metrics and Impact team, Terry focuses on giving students and early career researchers the tools and strategies to publish on their research – increasing dissemination through publication increases potential impact. She promotes the use of reporting standards as helpful tools to guide authors in writing high-quality manuscripts publishable in peer-reviewed journals. Terry offers these impact strategies through consultations, guest lectures, workshops, and conference presentations to relevant groups (e.g., Society of Clinical Research Associates). These educational efforts demystify the publishing process and provide concrete steps to follow. Her slate of workshops include From Poster to Publication; Publish, Don’t Perish; Publishing a Clinical Trial with CONSORT; and a Good Reporting Practices (GRPs) series.

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GIS support for conservation: Joe Aufmuth

The ARCS team excels in collaborative projects, exemplified by the work of Joe Aufmuth on UF’s Wildlife Ecology and Conservation’s Lone Cabbage Reef Restoration Project (https://wec.ifas.ufl.edu/oysterproject/restoration.php ). The goal of the project, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Gulf Environmental Benefits Fund, is to restore the Lone Cabbage reef chain, and help protect nearby coastal areas from habitat destruction. Through a $73,673 sub-award to the Libraries, the ARCS team were essential partners in the initial launch of a field database and version control systems, provided Geographic Information Systems (GIS) support, and tracked these efforts through the key initial phases of the project involving design, construction, and pre/post construction monitoring.


Research Metrics: Tara Cataldo

Do you know where to find them and how to use them? As part of the ARCS Research Metrics and Impact Team, Tara Cataldo does. Whether it is finding author metrics like the h-index, calculating citation counts for journal article and e-books, or building complex data queries to create group metrics, Tara can assist through consultations, guest lectures, and workshops. Reach out the next time you are looking for numbers to put in a promotion packet, award application, a grant biosketch, or your profile page.

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