The Commons

The Digital Scholarship Commons is supported by several groups who provide a variety of expertise and consultation. Located in suite 211 on the second floor of Northeastern University Libraries, the DSC unifies staff to support the following services:

  • Technology solutions and tools for teaching and research
  • Project development, management, and sustainability
  • Support and training for teaching and instructional technologies
  • Development of digital content and use of the Digital Repository Service
  • Copyright, publishing, and issues of intellectual property
  • Training in citation tools and new databases
  • Media creation, reformatting and integration
  • Workshops and training on digital research methods

Departments working together in the DSC

Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research provides resources, events, and consultation focused on teaching and learning. CATLR staff meet one-on-one with faculty, hold workshops and seminars, and provide collaborative guidance on course assessment, online teaching and learning, and other topics. CATLR staff contact.

Academic Technology Services provides support for the software, tools, and services that support teaching and learning. The group offers walk-in consultations, workshops, and training on teaching and learning technologies, including Blackboard, Web Conferencing, Student Response Systems, Lecture Capture, Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and Adobe Presenter (learning module creation tools). ATS staff contact.

Digital Scholarship Group provides resources, consultation, and events focused on digital research and scholarship. The group develops and maintains systems that enable faculty to create digital projects and publications, provides consultation on tools and methods of digital scholarship, and assists in the planning of research funding proposals involving digital scholarly technologies. DSG also hosts workshops and working groups on digital research tools and methods. DSG staff contacts.

Research and Instruction librarians offer consultations on all aspects of research and use of the library’s resources. They can help find print and online resources, advise on research strategy, and help strategize digital research projects and publications. R&I librarians are available every afternoon at the help desk in the DSC. R&I staff contact.