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Digital Scholarship Services

Digital Scholarship Services is a front-end to the library's resources, expertise, and services in support of a broad range of digital and data-intensive scholarly activities. From designing a digital humanities project to making a data management plan for a grant application, we’re here to help. Some of our main areas of support include:

  • Data Services: Finding, cleaning, organizing, and working with data
  • Geospatial Data and Analysis Mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and spatial analysis
  • Digital Creation and Stewardship: Specialized digitization, 3D scanning, software for digital creation and creativity
  • Text Mining & Analysis: Acquiring and analyzing textual data
  • Computational and Programmatic Methods: Python, R, web scraping, Git, SQL, and more
  • Web-Based Scholarship: Digital exhibits, online portfolios, and multi-modal digital storytelling

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Working with DSS

We work with students, faculty, staff, and researchers from all disciplines, and we strive to facilitate and raise the visibility of collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

Consultation

We're available to help you get started with a new project, integrate a digital assignment into your course, or learn more about a particular tool or method. Contact us to make an appointment!

Training and instruction

We offer a wide variety of workshops that are open to anyone interested in digital methods and tools. We also provide instruction by request for classes, research teams, and other groups; please see our instruction page to learn more!

Specialized hardware and software

The Digital Scholarship Commons offers access to a 12-workstation computer lab with specialized software, a variety of public scanners, and a station for Optical Character Recognition (OCR). The Commons also houses the Digital Stewardship Lab, a hands-on space for digital content creation.

Making connections

Digital Scholarship Services connects researchers with other sources of methodological and technological expertise at the University.

Student opportunities

We run a Summer Graduate Student Internship program and maintain an academic year Graduate Student Assistant position. These paid positions offer opportunities to acquire foundational digital scholarship knowledge and participate in project work. We also hire undergraduate student workers. Please see descriptions and any open calls for applications on our Student Opportunities page.

DSC Staff

Aaron Brenner
Aaron Brenner
Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship & Creation
Gesina Phillips
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Boris Michev
GIS Librarian and Liaison, Social Sciences
Daniel Kaple
Daniel Kaple
Digital Creation Specialist
Dominic Bordelon
Research Data Librarian
Tyrica Terry Kapral
Tyrica Terry Kapral
Humanities Data Librarian