Digital Humanities Center
Columbia University Libraries' Digital Humanities Center (DHC) provides a range of scanning, OCR, and media-editing services, as well as access to other specialized software.
The DHC is located in Butler 305 and is open for walk-in hours. Please contact us at email@example.com if have any additional questions about the specialized software or equipment that we offer.
Creating Digital Text and Images
The Digital Humanities Center has six dedicated high-end text and image scanners, as well as access to ABBYY FineReader, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop, allowing users to produce either image files or machine-readable texts. Four of the scanners can handle large-format items, and one can be used to scan multiple numbers of slides and other transparencies. Digital scholarship student helpers can provide assistance and training in the use of this equipment and advice about how to create the files most suitable for your project.
The Digital Humanities Center supports work with digital video, audio, and multimedia design with Macintosh stations featuring a suite of tools for editing, captioning, and producing content, including the Adobe Premiere, FinalCut Pro, iMovie, and more.
The Digital Humanities Center provides the following equipment for video playback:
- Blu-ray/DVD multi-region players (x2)
- VCR for multi-region VHS (x1)
- 4K player (on order as of 8/9/2023)
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RELATED CAMPUS SERVICES
Digital Music Lab
The Libraries' Digital Music Lab (DML), located in the Music & Arts Library in 701 Dodge, has expert staff and equipment to allow user to play, compose, record, scan, notate, edit, program, and analyze digital audio and music scores.
Research Data Services
Our Research Data Services team provide support and consultation for Columbia community members working with data management, visualization, and storage, as well as GIS and mapping.
DIRECTIONS TO THE DHC, BUTLER 305
From the midpoint on College Walk, turn south. The large building in front of you (with the names of Greek, Roman and American authors inscribed on the facade) is Butler library. Enter the library and take the left-hand side of the main staircase to the next floor. Turn left at the top of the stairs and then follow the turn of the corridor to the right. The entrance to Butler 305 will be straight ahead of you, at the end of the hall.