Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, showing many computer workstations for performing digital scholarship tasks.
View through doors to the FC Collaboration Commons with desks and chairs
Students working at desks in the Freedman Center Collaboration Comons

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship is partially maintained by an endowment established by Samuel B. and Marian K. Freedman.

Located on the first floor of Kelvin Smith Library, the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship covers over 2,700 square feet of workspace featuring dozens of state-of-the-art equipment, diverse hardware, and cutting edge software to harness the power of modern technology and academic creativity.‌  We offer a number of services to our research community, located here:

The FC contains many spaces suitable to a variety of academic and research needs:

The Research Floor

During normal KSL hours, a collection of powerful research workstations (Windows) loaded with specialized software are available for interested users. Patrons may reserve a specialized computing station that best suits their research or digital project needs. Upon reservation, the specialized computing stations will be self-service, and online tutorials will instruct new and experienced patrons on how to use equipment (e.g., scanners) and software (e.g., ArcGIS) connected with each station. The Digital Scholarship Team is available by appointment to consult with you and answer questions about how to use the Freedman Center's digital scholarship equipment, tools, and software. Whether you need to run statistical analyses, generate maps, digitize A/V materials, and much more, the Research Floor has the right tools for the job.

Collaboration Commons

The Collaboration Commons is an open area for individual or group work. Tables and chairs are moveable and digital displays are available to accommodate collaborative work and group presentations. This space may also be reserved for events, scheduled presentations, and meetings.  Please request a reserve on the KLS Room Reservation system.


Floor Plan

Plan of the Freedman Center showing layout and workstations.