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Scholar Support and Data Services

The Scholar Support and Data Services (SSDS) Department at the University of Mississippi Libraries provides collaborative, interdisciplinary opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to engage and enhance their knowledge in the areas of data science, data visualization, digital humanities, and scholarly communication.

Our current work includes:

Data Science

  • Teaching R workshops on data wrangling, data visualization, and R Markdown
  • Working with scholars who want to transition from proprietary statistical software to open software

Digital Scholarship

  • Teaching introductory data visualization and mapping workshops
  • Supporting research using digital scholarship methodologies and tools such as Tableau for data visualization and ArcGIS StoryMaps for digital mapping

Scholarly Communication

  • Working with scholars throughout the publishing process: rights retention, journal selection (e.g., avoiding predatory publishers), open access, research impact
  • Advocating for a sustainable and equitable scholarly ecosystem


  • Communicating with faculty across campus and within the library to understand research and resource needs
  • Working with publishers and vendors and establishing sustainable approaches to collection building that enable the library to support all disciplines and research within our existing budget capacity

Visit us in our office in Room 221 at the J.D. Williams Library. Call us on our shared line at 662-915-5877 or email us collectively at You can also contact us individually:

Adam Clemons Adam Clemons
Digital Humanities and Data Visualization Librarian and Assistant Professor
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Savannah Kelley Savannah Kelly, PhD
Data Science and Reproducibility Librarian and Associate Professor
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Shelby Watson Shelby Watson
Visiting Assistant Professor for Scholar Support
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Brian Young Brian Young
Collection Strategist and Scholarly Communication Librarian and Associate Professor
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