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
  • Open for self-service whenever KSL is open
    • Opens late on Friday mornings for routine maintenance
  • Large, open, workspace featuring dozens of state-of-the-art equipment, diverse hardware, and cutting edge software
    • Harness the power of modern technology and academic creativity with a wide range of technology
    • Flatbed, film, slide, microfilm scanners
    • Wacom illustration tablets, audio recording equipment, self-service video recording equipment
    • A/V viewing stations
    • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on all computers, ArcGIS and more
  • Borrow equipment (cameras, GoPros, etc.) at the KSL Service Desk
  • Reserve the Collaboration Commons for events and large meetings
  • Everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, and visitors 

We encourage independent, self-directed exploration of the Freedman Center, and...

  • Schedule time with a Digital Scholarship team member for extensive support, consultation, and learning opportunities
    • Digital Scholarship Partner, David Beales (Python, Text Analysis, data visualization)
    • Creative New Media Officer, Jared Bendis (digitizing all forms of media, AR and VR)
    • Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, Karen Caputo (copyright, open access, and institutional repository consultation and education)
    • Research Data and GIS Specialist, Ben Gorham (ArcGIS mapping, photogrammetry, research data management advice, Freedman Fellowship Coordinator)
  • Research and Engagement Librarian can assist with research questions
  • The Library’s Access, Research, and Engagement Services Staff in on-site to refer you to the next best expert for your particular needs.

Take a virtual tour

Floor Plan

Plan of the Freedman Center showing layout and workstations.