Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship at Columbia

The Digital Scholarship unit in the libraries is committed to collaborating with students and faculty in the creation of new modes of knowledge creation. We believe in crediting labor; foregrounding accessibility; providing equitable access to research and research production; actively listening to traditionally underrepresented voices; and engaging with our colleagues across the globe. We understand a critical engagement with technology to help us tell stories effectively, engage with new tools and methods ethically, and participate equitably in the production and dissemination of knowledge.

We think that the best way to learn is to do. Check out our workshops, come to an open lab, drop by Friday office hours, or, if you want to make something with us, fill out our brief digital project inquiry form!

Visit our Subsites:

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Scholarly & Research Communication

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Publishing Services & Education

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Academic Commons Open-Access Repository

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Columbia University Libraries Studio

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Foundations for Research Computing

Support at Every Stage of the Research and Publishing Lifecycle

Publishing Open Lab
  • Digital Scholarship supports free, global access to research and scholarly outputs produced at Columbia. Visit Academic Commons, our institutional repository, or our Scholarly Communication site for more information. 
  • Discover resources, tools, and events aimed to help you research, publish, and promote your work on our Scholarly Communication site, or drop in to a Tuesday Publishing Open Lab (3–5pm in Butler 208b).
  • Librarians in 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. 

Digital Humanities: Methods, Tools, and Community

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  • The Columbia University Libraries Studio enables ethical, sustainable, collaborative, and FAIR digital, data-driven research and pedagogy through a series of regular open labs and events.
  • Digital Scholarship Services in Butler 305 provides software and training for digital humanities tools, scanning/digitization, textual analysis, data management, and media production. 
  • The Libraries support the dialogue of a growing community of Digital Humanities scholars, projects and program. Visit Columbia University Digital Humanities to learn more about their work.

Scholarly Publishing Support: Digital Projects and Publications

Digital Scholarship supports the creation, discovery, and dissemination of quality, open-access research in the form of journals and dynamic digital scholarship projects.
  • We seek collaborations with Columbia-affiliated faculty and students who want to ask new questions of their communities, play at the borders of currently canonized fields, open new pathways of inquiry, explore innovative methods, and include new and traditionally underrpresented voices in the scholarly conversation. Contact the libraries to discuss the potential of a publication partnership.
  • Subject experts and technologists in the libraries are available to consult on digital projects and ideas. (See recent work such as Style Revolution and Digital Dante for examples.)

Engage with 3D Printing, VR, and Other New Technologies


The libraries provide opportunities to experiment with and incorporate technology into the research and scholarly programs of the Columbia community:

  • See the productivity and scientific software options for use on library workstations and for download.
  • A 3D printing service, 3D modeling software, and consultations. See more at 3dprint @ Columbia.
  • Digital Scholarship Services provides consultations as well as access to equipment and software for scanning and analyzing texts and images, experimenting with emerging technologies, and working with video and audio formats.

Drop into an Open Lab, or attend a Workshop or Event

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