Digital Scholarship

Our Digital Scholarship Services create a community of practice for research and creative activities, opening new possibilities by extending traditional methods of research and pedagogy through application of new technologies and digital media to advance the teaching and learning processes. This includes, but is not limited to, pedagogical digital projects, working with data (cleaning, management, visualization, and analysis), digital publishing, and more.

Digital Scholarship Services and Projects

Workshops and Trainings

The Binghamton Digital Humanities Research Institute (DHRI) is a training offered to faculty and graduate students who are interested in new technologies and integrated innovative computational methods with long-standing approaches to the study of literature, art, culture and society. It is co-organized by our Digital Scholarship Librarian, Amy Gay, and Art History professor, Nancy Um.

 Group photo showing DHRI attendess from 2019.

Schedule of Events for Fall 2022

What goes into a podcast?

Date: Friday, September 30

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Description: Join us for a virtual panel discussion about creating, sharing, and listening to podcasts and a chance to engage in a conversation about podcasts with panelists from a variety of podcasting genres and levels of experience. What do you need to start a podcast? How do you build an audience? And what makes podcasts so great anyway? Learn this and more from our student, faculty, and invited podcasters.

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Registration: Please fill out our registration form to attend this virtual panel. We recommend registering by Friday, September 23, to ensure you are on our list to receive a Zoom link the week of the event.

Launch of the Libraries pilot Digital Scholarship Center

Date: Friday, September 30

Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Description: Not sure what digital scholarship is? Stop by and see what the community has to offer! Join us for an afternoon showcase of digital projects followed by a tour of the pilot Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) and lightning talks from programs, groups, and organizations across campus engaged in digital scholarship. Refreshments will be provided from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Location: The showcase will take place from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the FRI Classrom (LN-G208). Then we will move down to the Science Library building for an open tour of the pilot DSC (SL-209) at 3:30 along with refreshments available across the hall in SL-212 where additional research posters are available for viewing. Lightning talks will start at 4 p.m. in SL-210 with time for networking and viewing of the pilot DSC after.

Registration: No registration required for any part of this event.

Flash storytelling: share what it is like being a part of the Bearcat family

Date: Saturday, October 1

Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Description: Come by and celebrate International Podcast Day with the Libraries at our pop-up podcast station. Record a short segment on what it is like being a Binghamton Student with your family that will be collected as part of Binghamton University's oral history. Make sure to pick up some library goodies too!

Location: UU-111

Registration: No registration necessary for this event.

Data Cleaning Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 18

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Description: This workshop will teach participants what data cleaning is and how to clean your data using an application called OpenRefine. Open Refine is an open source tool for exploring and cleaning large datasets. We will have sample datasets on hand, but feel free to bring your own research data as well. No prior experience with data cleaning necessary.

Location: SL-209 (pilot DSC)

Registration: This workshop will take place in-person and have a total of 19 spaces available. After the 19 spots fill up, we will keep a waitlist and notify folx on the waitlist if a seat becomes available. Please register ahead of time to reserve your spot.

Open Access Week

This year Open Access (OA) week falls on October 24th - 28th, and the theme is Climate Justice. To learn about events happening on campus and virtual free events elsewhere, visit our Scholarly Communications webpage

SUNY Create Info Session

Date: Wednesday, November 9

Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Description: Wondering how and where to create a class blog or a professional website? Come learn about SUNY Create! SUNY Create is like having your own personal sandbox (space) online to learn, create, and manage class blogs or professional webpages. You can use and manage popular applications like Wordpress, Scalar and Omeka all from one convenient location. Come learn more about the service and how to create your own account to get started! 

Location: SL-209 (pilot DSC)

Registration: This session will take place in-person and have a total of 19 spaces available. After the 19 spots fill up, we will keep a waitlist and notify folx on the waitlist if a seat becomes available. Please register ahead of time to reserve your spot.

Using texts as data: an introduction to text analysis and visualization with Voyant 

Date: Friday, December 2nd

Time: AM Session option: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

           PM Session option: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Description: This workshop will introduce you to a web-based tool called Voyant, which can be used for visualizing and analyzing qualitative (or text-based) data. For this session, we will cover what text analysis is, what Voyant is and can be used for, and then have a hands-on session using Voyant. Participants may bring their own data files or use the sample one that will be provided in the workshop. No prior text analysis or visualization experience necessary.

Location: SL-209 (pilot DSC)

Registration: The 2 p.m. session is currently full, so we have opened a second session at 10 a.m. on the same day. Please register in advance to reserve your spot.


Digital Scholarship Center

With the needs of space, technology, and software increasing, the Libraries are building our first Digital Scholarship Center as part of Bartle Library’s third floor renovation

While our new Center is in development, the Libraries have launched a pilot Digital Scholarship Center located in Science Library, Room 209. Our pilot Center offers space for collaborations, presentations, technology, and software to help view research data, projects, and pedagogy in new innovative ways. In Spring 2021, added as an extension of the Center, the Libraries will have a Recording Studio located on the main floor of Bartle Library. 

Digital Scholarship Center Space Reservation Request 

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in applying any of the above or learning how to get started with integrating digital scholarship into your projects, research, or courses, schedule a consultation with our Digital Scholarship team.

Contact Digital Scholarship Librarian