Welcome to Digital Scholarship

Note: Starting in Summer 2020, the Digital CoLab is a virtual space. All workshops, gatherings, and consultations in Fall 2020 will be hosted via online video.

What We Do

The Digital CoLab at Olin Library supports new and experimental approaches to research and teaching that are most often associated with the humanities and qualitative social sciences.

We offer one-on-one consultations, workshops, and classroom instruction on projects including:

  • Digital exhibits or digital publications
  • Maps
  • Computational text analysis
  • Network analysis
  • Database design and maintenance
  • Finding or preparing data with Optical Character Recognition (OCR), APIs, webscraping or other methods. (Words are data too!)
  • Troubleshooting or remixing Python or R code for any of the above tasks. 

We also are home to Cornell University Library’s digital privacy consultations and workshops.

Our Approach

At the Digital CoLab we abide by an ethic that Miriam Posner defines as “people over projects.” We are here to support your projects, but more than anything else, we are interested in supporting you – your learning, your skills, your imagination, and your connections and your community.

As a practice, we make use of “co-learning” as much as possible. We know that we don’t know everything! We learn from you, we help you find peers and experts on campus so that you can learn from each other, and we approach every question with a spirit of curiosity and exploration.

Get Involved

Request a one-on-one consultation on your project or project idea.

Request teaching support for your course.

Read about Fall 2020 Co-working.

Browse our research guides.

Browse our privacy resources.

Read about the January Immersion for Doctoral Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Summer Graduate Fellowship in Digital Humanities – both annual events open by application.

Browse a list of all Cornell Library workshops this semester.

More questions? Send them here.