DSS works closely with faculty and students on project planning, timeline, and sustainability considerations.
Digital Imaging, Metadata Creation, and Document Processing. We create digital text and image files, transform digital files (for example by cropping, deskewing, and changing file formats), create descriptive metadata for digital collections, and transcribe digital files using Optical Character Recognition (OCR).
Digital Repository and Infrastructure Development. We develop and implement the digital repository framework for the Skillman Library institutional repository and Digital Collections; we deploy and maintain server environments and address security concerns for the digital repository.
Consultation on Digital Asset Management and Scholarly Web Publishing. We provide support to explore cloud storage options, apply file names, and determine directory structures for digital assets; we provide consultation on scholarly web publishing platforms such as Omeka and Scalar.
Geospatial Asset Management, Data Visualization, and Cartography. We provide consultation in the use of both desktop and web-based geographical information systems (GIS). We assist students and faculty in the discovery, acquisition and processing of geospatial data for analysis and visualization using GIS applications. We provide cartography services for faculty publication.
Instructional Consultation and Support. We provide pedagogical consultation, workshops, and curriculum development services to incorporate digital humanities tools and methods in teaching. We work with instructors on scaffolding digital project components to align with course learning objectives.
Copyright and Reproduction Consultation. We respond to requests for copyright consultation and reproductions from Digital Collections.