The DSG opened its doors in January 2014. We offer services ranging from grant-writing support to text encoding consultations and data visualization workshops. We also conduct our own research on subjects like inclusive information systems, digital repository systems, and data representation standards. Working as an applied research team within the library, we seek out new tools and methods, test them on real-world projects, and make them available to the Northeastern community. Through collaborative partnerships with projects at Northeastern and at peer institutions around the globe, we build bridges of shared knowledge.
DSG works in close collaboration with the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, Northeastern’s center for digital humanities and computational social science researchers. The NULab supports collaborative research by faculty and graduate students through programs of seed funding, collaborative working groups, and public-facing events, and oversees the development of the university’s digital humanities curriculum including the graduate certificate in digital humanities. The DSG’s work complements that of the NULab by providing platforms for digital research and publishing, expertise in information standards and digital methods, and staff expertise in digital technologies and information standards. Many faculty and graduate student research projects at Northeastern are affiliated with both the DSG and the NULab; the two groups co-sponsor a Visiting Scholars Program, as well as the NUDIGITAL listserv and Slack workspaces; and many of the NULab’s events are co-hosted with the DSG as part of the DH Open Office Hours series.
The DSG is proud to support a wide range of projects, including projects from the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks and the CERES Exhibit Toolkit projects. To support those interested in learning more, we have built a curriculum of workshops and seminars in a wide range of topics including XML, digital repositories, grant-writing, open access, text encoding, schema design, project management, and many others. We also welcome proposals from projects requiring more substantial development effort, especially those that would provide an opportunity to prototype new systems and methods that can benefit others.
Following the completion of our start-up phase (2014–2017) we prepared a report describing DSG’s mission, first-phase development process, and staffing/funding models.
The DSG offices are in Snell Library, located in the heart of the Northeastern’s main campus. We are on the second floor in the Digital Scholarship Commons. Turn right when exiting the main stairwell and continue to the double glass doors labelled Digital Scholarship Commons. DSG offices, room 213, will be straight ahead.
Digital Scholarship Commons
Although the DSG supports many groups in the Northeastern community, the Digital Scholarship Commons is restricted to Northeastern faculty, doctoral students, and staff. Tap or swipe your NUID to access the space. If you cannot access the space, please contact us to arrange a visit.
The Digital Scholarship Commons provides a space at Snell Library for faculty, staff, and graduate students to access a range of services for digital scholarship. The DSC is also a space for collaboration, where faculty can host workshops, meet with students, and connect with scholars in other disciplines. The space includes a computer lab, interactive workspaces with multiple laptop connectors, and reservable meeting areas.