We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to campus this month and would like to highlight all the services available at the Digital Scholarship & Curriculum Center, located on the lower level of Shain Library.
The DSCC is staffed weekdays from 8:30am-5pm during the semester and 8:30am-4pm during the summer and breaks. Please feel free to drop by, or email Lyndsay Bratton (email@example.com) or Michael Dreimiller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help or to make an appointment.
The DSCC offers document scanners, which can be used to create graphic files, PDFs, or editable text documents, as well as audio and video digitization and editing equipment.
CDs, DVDs, and other media owned by the library can be digitized and uploaded to the Kaltura video hosting service in Moodle for use in courses. A part-time DSCC student assistant is available to work on digitization projects for faculty during the academic year.
We also support the Kaltura video hosting system MediaSpace, and the evaluation and use of podcasting, screencasting, transcription, and captioning tools.
Software, Equipment, and Training
We have audio, video, and other computer equipment that can be borrowed by faculty for short-term use. The DSCC also offers access to some speciality software and equipment for audio and video editing (e.g. Final Cut Pro X, iMovie), mapping (ArcGIS), data visualization (Tableau), qualitative data analysis (NVivo and ATLAS.ti), graphic design (Adobe Creative Cloud Suite) and livestreaming.
Instruction and support on the use of equipment and technology in the DSCC is provided as needed throughout production. Michael Dreimiller can provide in-class training in the Advanced Technology Lab (ATL) on the lower level of Shain Library for courses that will be using iMovie or Garageband for course projects.
See this page for a detailed list of software and equipment available in the DSCC.
Funding for Digital Projects
In collaboration with the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, the DSCC’s Digital Scholarship Fellows program supports faculty projects involving digital tools and open scholarly publishing, providing technology training, project advising, and project funding. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Please contact Lyndsay Bratton (email@example.com) to discuss ideas and the proposal process.
Recent faculty fellows projects include Professor of Art History and Anthropology Chris Steiner’s Nut Museum website and digital archive, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics Benjamin Beranek’s Within-Society Variation in Social Preferences project using ArcGIS Story Maps, both anticipated to be published this fall. Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies Ariella Rotramel began two digital scholarship projects this summer as our latest DS Fellow: a digital companion to their upcoming book project on casino cocktail servers and a Sex Work OER (open educational resource).
Domains & Donuts Drop-in Events
Wednesdays 9-10am, September 8-December 8
Advanced Technology Lab, lower level of Shain Library
Open to ALL – faculty, staff, and students
Come by our biweekly drop-in events to show off a digital project you’re working on and gain feedback, learn how to make your own website, or troubleshoot as you develop your site (plus donuts!). Domain of One’s Own is our hosting system for many web applications used for class projects and open scholarly publishing, including WordPress, PressBooks, Omeka, and Scalar. To create your own domain and begin developing a digital project, visit www.digital.conncoll.edu or contact Lyndsay Bratton for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Digital Scholarship Student Assistant
This fall we will benefit from the addition of a Digital Scholarship Student Assistant to our team in the DSCC. The student can provide WordPress and Omeka training for faculty, staff, and students, and will be an integral part of our Domains & Donuts events.
The Visualization Wall, located in the Technology Commons of the lower level of Shain Library, is a high-resolution display system offering touchscreen control. When holding a class at the wall, you can use the Windows computer located at the wall, connect to the Windows/Linux dual-boot computer wired to the wall, or wirelessly display your own laptop and mobile devices. Many faculty enjoy using the Visualization Wall for student presentations. Students in Computer Science and the Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology have taken advantage of its touchscreen capabilities and attached Linux computer to design interactive interfaces and games.
Contact Lyndsay Bratton (email@example.com), if you would like to book classes at the Visualization Wall. Time slots during the end of the semester fill up quickly!