With the growing interest in applying digital media and technology 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, with plans to open in 2025.
Pilot Digital Scholarship Center (pDSC)
While renovations take place in Bartle, the Libraries have a pilot Digital Scholarship Center (pDSC), located in Science Library Building Room 209 (SL-209), 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, glass boards and markers, a projector with adapters 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 ways to gather, clean, visualize, and analyze text and data)
- digital storytelling
- network analysis
To see a full list of applications, view the reservation form linked at the bottom of the page.
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.
You may reserve the pDSC during and 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.