Centre for Digital Scholarship

About the Centre

The Centre for Digital Scholarship (CDS) is a purpose built teaching, research and presentation space in the Library that is ideal for analysing, visualising and interacting with most types of digital content in a highly collaborative environment. 

The Centre for Digital Scholarship also recognises the changing needs of learning and assessment. Increasingly, students are required to produce digital outputs such as digital objects or web content and online exhibitions. In the Centre for Digital Scholarship, students will be able to access multi-functional spaces, technology and support and at various times during the Semester both Library and University experts will be on hand to offer specialised training and assistance.

Use the Centre for teaching, research and study

The Centre provides multi-functional spaces, technology and support for creators and curators of digital content. The space is open 24/7 and available to anyone working in the area of digital scholarship.

For teaching

Email training@library.uq.edu.au to discuss using the CDS in your teaching, including: 

  • How you can use the software, digitisation and 3D printing services
  • Using our spaces, including the Training room (seats 17)

For research and study

Use CDS-recommended software, and our digitisation and 3D printing equipment for your digital content.

Book a space in the centre:

  • Group meeting room D527
  • Group meeting room D505

Both rooms contain a large display screen and whiteboard.

Centre for Digital Scholarship

Software & support

Get assistance using CDS-recommended software through our guides, online training and CDS staff.

Text analysis

Text analysis software can be used to access and interpret text and produce quantitative data that can be analysed.

Data analysis

Data analysis software can help to examine data to discover useful information. Use data analysis tools to collect, evaluate and present data and draw conclusions.

Data visualisation

Data visualisation software is used to produce visual representations of data to convey meaning.

Geographical information systems (GIS)

Geographic information systems (GIS) software is used to capture, analyse and present spatial or geographical data.

Media creation & editing

Media creation and editing software is used to produce and edit video, audio and graphics.

3D modelling software

3D modelling software can be used to create and modify 3D models.

Training in the Centre



Presentation screens

The 80-inch screen is perfect for collaborative sessions and presentations

Digital scholarship

Digital scholarship uses tools and software in the areas of text analysis and mining, data analysis, GIS mapping and visualisation of data to gather, analyse, reuse, produce and/or preserve text, data, and images, both still and moving. Digital scholarship is often concentrated by discipline in school based laboratories or spaces. The new Centre is well-placed to bring together scholars from across the University, enabling collaboration and cross-disciplinary projects and fostering new and innovative research.


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Floor plan and accessible facilities

Level five, Building #2

  • Meeting rooms 
  • Group/individual zone
  • Study pods & lounges
  • Computers
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Quiet study area
  • CDS training room
  • Student equipment/prep area
  • Book copier
  • 3D printer
  • The Nest