With the growing interest in applying digital methodology to research and pedagogy at Binghamton, the Libraries saw a need to develop an open, collaborative space that provides access to hardware and software to bring these ideas to fruition. As part of our Bartle Library 3rd floor renovation project, we are developing a Digital Scholarship Center to be such a space. The renovation project planned completion is Spring 2024. Learn more about our progress on the Library Renovations page, which also links to a frequently asked questions (FAQ) page and a blog page.
Pilot Digital Scholarship Center (pDSC)
While we are not quite to Spring 2024, the Libraries are providing a temporary space to begin providing such services. The pilot Digital Scholarship Center (pDSC), located in Science Library Building Room 209 (SL-209), is designed to be a flexible space offering an area for collaboration on digital projects, workshops, consultation services, and invited lectures.
The space includes seating for up to 20 people, 9 folding tables and 1 ADA-compliant table, glassboards and markers, a projector with adaptors for Windows and Mac users, and 3 Windows laptops with pre-loaded software (open source and proprietary). The pre-loaded software covers a broad range of digital scholarship methods including:
- media file editing (including audio, image, and video content)
- managing text and data files (including the gathering, mining, cleaning, visualization, and analysis stages)
- digital storytelling
- network analysis
To see list of applications, view the reservation form linked at the bottom of the page.
The pDSC team, made up of the Libraries' Digital Initiatives team and student workers, strive to support and promote the use of digital technology for research, pedagogy, and creative scholarship. Librarians and staff provide consultation services, plan lectures and workshops, and assist with technology within the space. They possess an array of skill sets, spanning across digital and computational methods, open access, and other relative digital scholarship and scholarly communication areas.
Our pDSC will be open with limited hours during the fall 2021 semester:
Mondays: 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Thursdays: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
As an extension of the pDSC, the Libraries manage a space, the Recording Studio, that provides students, faculty, and staff with hardware and software to create, edit, and share audio and video content for purposes including class projects, course introductions, presentations, podcasts, conducting oral history interviews, and other educational and professional purposes. Our Recording Studio is located in Bartle Library Information Commons (LS-1544). The image below is a picture of our newest addition to the Recording Studio, a station set up for audio recording and editing on podcasting and oral history projects.
The pDSC is available outside of these hours by making a reservation request and reservations will be reviewed by our digital initiatives team on a case-by-case basis. The Recording Studio is available by reservation only. To request use of the pDSC or the Recording Studio, use the following reservation request form.