The Columbia University Libraries are dedicated to the development of programs, services, spaces, and modes of engagement around technology in scholarship and research across its campuses. Together, these activities comprise a program of Digital Scholarship, which the libraries conduct through interactions in both physical and online venues. The libraries bring a wealth of expertise in information management, digital literacy, systems-support and development for online publishing, and engagement with technology to bear in a variety of ways, building on innovative programs to evolve a suite of services that respond to and anticipate the needs of Columbia’s research and learning communities. Through Digital Scholarship, the libraries create a forum that enables and advances the excellence of both students and faculty, supporting both instruction and production around digital methods, technologies, and platforms.
Connect with Digital Scholarship services and programs at the links below:
Engage with Technology
The libraries provide opportunities to experiment with and incorporate technology into the research and scholarly programs of the Columbia community:
- The libraries offer many options around productivity and scientific software, for use on library workstations and for download.
- The libraries provide 3D printing as a service as well as consultation on the development of 3D models. See more at 3dprint @ Columbia.
- The libraries offer a growing library of small microcomputer and electronic kits for on loan (microcomputers, controller boards, equipment). Browse our collection in CLIO, and visit the Science and Engineering Library to borrow a kit.
- The Digital Humanities Center provides access to equipment and software for scanning and analyzing texts and images as well as for working with video formats and other media.
Digital Humanities: Methods, Tools, and Community
- The Studio@Butler is a flexible, digitally enabled, interactive space co-programmed by the Libraries and the Center for Teaching and Learning in conjunction with faculty partners
- The Digital Humanities Center (DHC) in Butler 305 provides workspaces and assistance with scanning/digitization, textual analysis and data management, and media production.
- The Libraries support the dialogue of a growing community of Digital Humanities scholars, projects and program. Visit DH@Columbia to connect and learn more.
Communicate Research and Scholarship
- Digital Scholarship supports free, global access to the publications, datasets, and other products of research and scholarhip produced at Columbia. Visit Academic Commons to learn more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a consultation.
- Discover resources and relevant news and events aimed to assist Columbia scholars in the conduct of their scholarship: Scholarly Communication
- Librarians in our Research Data Services are available to help you find and use relevant data sets in the course of your research, teaching, and studies and to help you navigate options for connecting your research data with relevant audiences.
Scholarly Publishing Support: Projects & Services
- The libraries provide platforms and partnerships around the hosting and publication of peer-reviewed journals and more. Contact the libraries to discuss the potential of a publication partnership.
- Subject experts and technologists in the libraries are available to consult and assist with digital scholarship projects and ideas. (See recent work such as Digital Dante and the Women Film Pioneer Project for examples.)