About the Centre
The Centre for Digital Scholarship 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
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.
- Group room 1 (contains computer, whiteboard, digital display screen)
- Group room 2 (contains large display screen, whiteboard)
- Training room (seats 16). Staff bookings only.
Email email@example.com to discuss:
- How you can use the software, digitisation and 3D printing services in your teaching
- Using and booking a space in the Centre
Training in the Centre
Use the equipment
With our Bookeye scanner, you can scan:
- items at a resolution up to 600ppi
- rare and heritage items for preservation using the V-shaped book cradle
- large items up to A2 size including posters, newspapers and bound volumes
- directly onto your USB stick in PDF, JPEG, TIFF and PNM formats
The 80-inch screen is perfect for collaborative sessions and presentations
Use the Centre for research
2016 Fryer Fellow
Dr Roger Osborne has done innovative work in the digital humanities. He has been associated with AustLit for many years and continues to contribute to the database as a researcher and compiler. The first of five components of his open-ended Joseph Furphy Digital Archive was published on AustLit in 2015.
As part of his 2016 Fryer Fellowship he will explore the short story market in Australia and the long-running Australia Journal during the editorship of Ronald Campbell from 1926 to 1955, using the collections of the Fryer Library.
His project will also explore the potential for digitisation of the materials in Campbell’s material archive in order to develop a digital archive that better introduces researchers, teachers and students to the career of an editor who played a significant role in Australian print culture.
One of the proposed outcomes of his work will be an online peer-reviewed exhibition.
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.