Harvard Library's Digital Scholarship (DS) Program is here to support your work with emerging computational methods, engaging learning spaces, and a campus-wide network of expertise.
Services we offer
In DS Program, a technological center-of-gravity exists at the intersection of natural language processing and immersive visualization. Using cutting-edge AR/VR interfaces, we are pioneering methods to digitize and explore text-based, physical, and media-based collections at scale while keeping humans in the loop.
Collections as Data
- Natural language processing: With the aid of OCR/HTR (handwriting transcription) and other technologies, we can help you transform “raw” scholarly source material into useful datasets.
- 3D data lifecycle: We support an interrelated suite of technologies for 3D data, including object/artifact/specimen scanning; immersive analysis across platforms; and data physicalization (3D printing). Check out our Teaching and Learning with 3D Content.
- See how 3D and natural language processing (NLP) technologies can be combined in text-centric humanities with Longhand.
Emerging Technologies Consulting
- Instructional support: Integrate emerging technologies (and assessment mechanisms) that can enhance your students' learning experience.
- Grant development: We partner with faculty and staff to develop and execute grants. This includes assisting with overall project management activities, technical support, and scholarly support.
- Lab design: The program consults with a network of technology spaces on issues related to hardware/software procurement, event programming, and onsite hours.
- Office hours: Talk to an expert during digital scholarship office hours at the HBS iLab.
Tools We Support
- Open Science Framework: We administer an institutional (“member” level) license of the Open Science Framework, which supports transparent research, active project management, and collaboration for affiliates.
- Share by HL: A no-code web authoring service, Share by HL is available to all Harvard affiliates. Includes popular Collection building (Omeka), storytelling (Scalar), wiki building (Mediawiki), and portfolio (Wordpress) platforms.
- Virtual Harvard: As part of the "Virtual Harvard" initiative, we’ve helped scan a dozen campus libraries, including Widener Library, Preservation Services, and the Fine Arts Library.
- 3D Printing at Cabot Library (coming soon!): Remotely submit 3D prints for pickup at Cabot Science Library (main floor). Open to all HUID holders free of charge.