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.
Digital Scholarship Commons
Opened in Spring 2014, the Digital Scholarship Commons provides a space at Snell Library for faculty and doctoral 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.
NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks
The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is Northeastern’s center for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science. NULab supports faculty research projects; trains graduate students in DH and CSS skills; sponsors talks and symposia; and provides fora for discussions of technology, teaching, and research at Northeastern. It is supported by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the College of Computer and Information Sciences. Many of the projects associated with NULab are also supported by the DSG.
Come Work With Us
In the coming years, we will be expanding our staff in order to increase our knowledge base and better serve the Northeastern community. Current employees of the DSG have backgrounds in digital humanities, library sciences, and information technology. However, we welcome all curious individuals, regardless of academic specialty, who are committed to learning, research, and innovation and we value the fresh perspectives that their experiences can bring to our work. To browse our current job openings and learn more about how you can get involved, visit our jobs page. We also offer a visiting scholars program in collaboration with the NULab that enables scholars in a variety of research domains to spend time in the Northeastern digital community.