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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 Site

“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 digitalscholarship@claremont.edu to inquire about hosting an event in the space.

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

Contacts
Jennifer Beamer
Head Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing Services
Jeanine Finn
Head, Data and Digital Scholarship Services