The DSG opened its doors in January 2014. We offer services ranging from grant-writing support to GIS and data visualization. We also conduct our own research on subjects like diverse interface design, digital repository systems, and text encoding. 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.

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, GIS, 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.

Read the Report


Our Offices

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.

Getting to Snell Library


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.

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