On April 4, the ACLS Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship was featured in the closing plenary session at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)’s spring 2023 meeting. Watch the recording below, where members of the Commission share their perspectives on the group’s work and findings.

The panel included:

  • James Shulman, moderator, ACLS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Maria Eugenia Cotera, Associate Professor of Mexican American and Latino Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Meredith Evans, 74th President of the Society of American Archivists
  • Maryemma Graham, Founding Director of Project on the History of Black Writing and BBIP Lead & Distinguished Professor of English, University of Kansas

The Commission was established in 2021 to develop and present recommendations on improving support, access, and sustainability of digital resources and digital humanities projects related to social and racial justice. This assembly of leading scholars, librarians, archivists, publishers, and university leaders also aims to address challenges associated with the infrastructure and organizational models for the development of and public access to this work. It is supported by the Mellon Foundation and builds on a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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