CDRS Opens Morningside Campus Office in Lehman Library


(NEW YORK, September 15, 2009) On September 15, 2009, the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) opened its new office on the 200 level of Lehman Library, inside the International Affairs Building at 410 West 118th Street.

CDRS was previously located downtown at 330 Fifth Avenue. The Center's staff includes Video, Usability Research, Production, Digital Initiatives, and Scholarly Communication Program teams, all of which are now housed in the new Lehman space.

Created in 2007 to support the Columbia research community, CDRS provides a suite of services. Offerings include online hosting and software development for scholarly journals, conferences, and monographs; online collaboration spaces for research groups (Wikischolars); Columbia's research repository, Academic Commons; and video services for research events.

Interested faculty, staff, researchers, and scholars are welcome to visit the new office for more information. An open house will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009, at which visitors can try out software and browse the Center's projects and services.

The Center for Digital Research and Scholarship (CDRS) partners with researchers and scholars to share new knowledge. Using innovative new media and digital technologies, CDRS empowers Columbia's research community with the online tools and services necessary to make the most of scholarly communication, collaboration, data-sharing, and preservation. More information about our services and projects is available at http://cdrs.columbia.edu. CDRS is part of the Digital Programs and Technology Services division of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries at www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb is the gateway to its services and resources.

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