Newly renamed and reopened: Visit the Digital Scholarship Center at the Sojourner Truth Library

The Digital Scholarship Center (formerly the DASH Lab) is reopening at the Sojourner Truth Library in fall 2022, as an interdisciplinary, collaborative space where students, faculty and staff can pose and pursue new research questions using digital scholarship methods and tools.

The Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) is opening the academic year with a slate of programs and resources for the New Paltz campus community. The early highlight is as Digital Scholarship Week, Sept. 19 – 23, an opportunity for faculty to join hands-on workshops about digital scholarship tools and pedagogy. Workshop topics include “Digital Literacy Pedagogy,” “Omeka Basics,” “Data Ethics,” and “Digital Tools for Teaching.”

Registration for Digital Scholarship Week sessions, and additional workshops coming later this fall, is now open on the DSC website.

In addition to these programs, the Center provides a shared computing space, open to everyone on campus; supports interdisciplinary and collaborative digital scholarship projects; provides training in digital scholarship tools and methods; provides pedagogical guidance for faculty incorporating digital scholarship in their courses; and aims to engage a community of digital scholarship students, faculty and researchers.

Additional services available to faculty include consultations with a Librarian to discuss pedagogical and technical approaches to digital scholarship projects in the classroom, and scheduling time at the DSC for a class. Faculty and students are encouraged to stop by during open hours for a quick tour of the space.

Jennifer Rutner, senior assistant librarian, is serving as the Coordinator for the Digital Scholarship Center. Hours of operation vary by time of year and can be found at this link.

The renewal of the Digital Scholarship Center is made possible thanks in part to the DSC Board: Brett Barry, Crystal Donkor, Andy Evans, Kristine Harris, Joshua Korenblatt, Kristy Lee, Adrianna Martinez, Chrissy O’Grady, Josh Simons and Megan Sperry.

Additional gratitude is owed to Melissa Rock, associate professor of geography & environmental studies and co-founder of the DASH Lab, whose years of service continue to shape this program.

Contact with any questions or requests.