About Digital Scholarship at Cornell University Library

Who We Are

Learn more about the staff affiliated with the Digital CoLab.

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.

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 interpretive social sciences.

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

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

Get Involved

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

Request teaching support for your course.

Participate in our weekly virtual co-working sessions.

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.