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About the Space

The Digital Scholarship Collaboratory is located on the  second floor of the Mudd side of the Library (formerly the Course Reading Area). This space has been re-imagined as a flexible collaborative learning and teaching space for all forms of digital scholarship work for students and faculty across the seven institutions that make up The Claremont Colleges.

What is a Collaboratory?

As defined by William Wulf (1989), a Collaboratory is a “center without walls, in which the nation’s researchers can perform their research without regard to physical location, interacting with colleagues, accessing instrumentation, sharing data and computational resources, [and] accessing information in digital libraries”.

The Claremont Colleges Library’s Collaboratory space features the following:

  • Flexible tables and chairs for collaborative and individual work
  • Data visualization panel 
  • Projector and screen for workshops and presentations
  • Data Science Hub Computing Lab
    • 4 Dell Precision 5820 Towers with dedicated graphics cards
    • 32GB RAM
    • Dual monitors to facilitate data visualization/GIS work
    • Suite of data science and digital scholarship software including R/RStudio, Python/Jupyter Notebooks, ArcGIS Pro, and Adobe Creative Suite
    • IBM Statistics SPSS is available on Workstations One and Two

“An opportunity to make digital work that is invisible work more visible” 

Photo of a group of around 15 undergraduate students in the Digital Collaboratory space taking turns presenting their projects in front of a screen showing maps.

Would you like to use the Collaboratory?

Please send an email to to inquire about hosting an event in the space.

*Presently the space is booked internally, and may not be booked for semester long classes.

Jeanine Finn
Head, Data and Digital Scholarship Services