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Spencer D.C. Keralis (University of North Texas)

Spencer D.C. Keralis
Director, Digital Scholarship Co-Operative

Denton, Texas

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Spencer D. C. Keralis is Director for Digital Scholarship with the Digital Scholarship Co-Operative at the University of North Texas. Spencer's current research focuses on representations of children and animals in antebellum American literature and material culture; and on the implications of social media for humanities teaching and learning. Spencer served as a Council on Library & Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Libraries with the UNT Libraries from 2011-2012. Spencer held a Legacy Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia. His article, "Pictures of Charlotte: The Illustrated Charlotte Temple and Her Readers" won Book History's 2010 Essay Prize; another article,"Feeling Animal: Pet-Making and Mastery in The Slave'™s Friend" is forthcoming in the fall of 2012 in a special issue of American Periodicals on children'™s periodicals. In the UNT Libraries, Spencer is engaged in research on data management policies and practices across the disciplines through two grant-funded initiatives: the DataRes Project ( sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and the CLIR Scholarly Practices in Data Curation project, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.