Research & Scholarship
Support for the Library's Center for Digital Scholarship
In December 2013, Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries launched the Center for Digital Scholarship. The launch marks a transformational leap into the future for the Hesburgh Libraries, and helps meet the growing demand for advanced research expertise and digital library services.
The Center employs state-of-the-art technologies to transform the ways in which teaching, research, and scholarship are performed and preserved. The OIT took part in the design and implementation of the various technologies in both the 5,200-square-foot Digital Research Lab and the 900-square-foot Digital Production Facility. The Lab is home to a new generation of digital librarians who are experts in areas such as:
- Data management planning
- Geographic information systems
- Digitization and metadata services
- Data use and analysis
It offers an extensive suite of hardware and software and access to a 3D printer, a large-format color printer, a high-tech conference room and a flipped classroom.
The Digital Production Facility features state-of-the-art digitization equipment and will make a significant impact on the University’s ability to preserve and globally share rare materials that are unique to Notre Dame.