Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship at Columbia

ASK US A QUESTION

Have questions about scholarly publishing, digital humanities, research impact and metrics, open access, podcasting, research computing, integrating digital methods in the classroom, or crafting a professional presence online? Email us at digitalscholarship@library.columbia.edu.

Support at Every Stage of the Research Lifecycle

We think that the best way to learn is to do. Whether you're interested in digital humanities, open science, podcasting and publishing, integrating digital methods into your research or teaching, or enhancing your computational skills, we can help! Check out our workshops and open labs, drop by Friday office hours, or, if you want to plan, design, or build a digital project with us, fill out a brief expression of interest!

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GET HELP PLANNING, PUBLISHING, & PROMOTING YOUR RESEARCH

Discover resources and tools to help you research, publish, and promote your work on our Scholarly Communication site or drop into Tuesday Publishing Open Lab

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VISIT OUR DROP-IN SPACE FOR OCR, TEXT ANALYSIS, & MEDIA PRODUCTION

Digital Scholarship Services in Butler 305 provides software and training for digital humanities tools, scanning/digitization, textual analysis, data management, and media production.

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JOIN THE VIBRANT DIGITAL HUMANITIES COMMUNITY AT COLUMBIA

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.

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COLLABORATE TO CREATE A SCHOLARLY PODCAST

Whether you’re interested in script writing, narration, sound editing, music, or digital publishing, Podcast Club provides a new way to tell stories and share research along with fellow students!

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INCREASE THE REACH OF YOUR RESEARCH: GO OPEN ACCESS

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.

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GET TRAINED IN COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN RESEARCH

Foundations for Research Computing provides informal training for Columbia University graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to develop fundamental skills for harnessing computation.

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DESIGN AND 3D PRINT YOUR OWN RESEARCH OBJECT

We offer a 3D printing service, modeling software, and consultations. Check policies, see examples of existing prints, or submit a print request at 3dprint @ Columbia, or e-mail Madiha Choksi for a consultation.

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LEARN ABOUT PUBLISHING & LAUNCH A SCHOLARLY JOURNAL

The Digital Publishing Workshop is an online space supporting Columbia University Libraries' on-campus publishing workshops and the editors of our journals publishing program.  

Collaborate with us!

Collaboration

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. Have an idea for a digital project or publication? Contact us to discuss the possibility of a collaboration.

 

Software and Consultations

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  • See the productivity and scientific software options for use on library workstations and for download.
  • 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.

Projects and Publications at Columbia

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The Libraries support the dialogue of a growing community of Digital Humanities scholars and projects. Visit Columbia University Digital Humanities to learn more about their work.

For a complete list of the journals published by Columbia University Libraries, visit our journal showcase page.

Some of our Collaborations

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The Black Theology Papers Project is an online repository housed at Columbia University that aims to preserve and promote the intellectual heritage of black theology. The journal aspires to be a premiere scholarly and teaching resource for people interested in cutting-edge research on black theology.

In the Same Boats

In the Same Boats is a work of multimodal scholarship designed to encourage the collaborative production of humanistic knowledge within scholarly communities. Comprising two interactive visualizations that trace the movements of seminal cultural actors from the Caribbean and wider Americas, Africa, and Europe within the 20th century Afro-Atlantic world, the platform seeks to push back against the ways in which “Global South” intellectual production has been balkanized in the academy, its limits and contours largely determined by imperial metropoles.

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The Women Film Pioneers Project (WFPP) is a digital publication and resource that advances research on the hundreds of women who worked behind the scenes during the silent film era. Always expanding, WFPP publishes original scholarship on women who worked all around the world as directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, and more.

WFPP features short career profiles on single individuals, longer thematic peer-reviewed overview essays, and shorter multimedia posts, all by film scholars, film curators, archivists, and historians. In published profiles, they cover women who worked in national cinemas across six of the seven continents.

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Digital Dante offers original research and ideas on Dante: on his thought and work and on various aspects of his reception. Though the site's editorial structure is that of an academic journal, they do not publish prose essays, instead showcasing work that intersperses prose with visual components (see Author Guidelines). Digital Dante accept contributions from scholars and Dante lovers around the world.