Collaborate → Iterate → Discuss

At the University of Virginia Library Scholars’ Lab, advanced students and researchers across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching. Our highly-trained faculty and staff focus on the digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.

Project Incubation

We develop open source software and open access content, in collaboration with UVa faculty and grads, and fellow librarians. We're committed to collaborative work, publicly shared.

See some of our R&D projects.

Graduate Training

We support emerging scholar-practitioners through Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities and UVa Library's innovative Praxis Program.

Learn more about our fellowships.

Experimental Humanities

Desktop fabrication, physical computing, and augmented reality: we cultivate spaces for tinkering, experimentation, and scholarly engagement with new technologies.

Visit our new Makerspace.

Geospatial Scholarship

We specialize in spatial analysis across the disciplines, providing University-wide training, classroom and software support, and consultation on GIS and the creation and use of maps.

Get help with GIS and spatial data.

Latest Blog Posts

What. The. Junk.

So I had to take a sick day yesterday. Stuffy nose, scratchy throat, headache, grouchiness. Attempting to brighten my day, Wayne sent me a nice text message: Turns out he was joking. He actually said “totally” when I asked, but that turned out to be a lie. Today, here’s what I came back to: So…. Continue reading “What. The. Junk.”.

Upgrading Neatline and Omeka

One of my first projects here at the Scholars’ Lab was to help update some Omeka/Neatline sites. These are sites we keep around as examples of our Neatline plugin for Omeka, and they were a few versions behind. While a pretty easy process to do by hand, having a script to take care of it makes…. Continue reading “Upgrading Neatline and Omeka”.

See all our posts.

Community Events

We host a popular lecture series, highlight graduate student and faculty research, and offer hands-on workshops that enhance teaching and research.

Date/Time Event
October 2, 2014
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Taking Control of Your Spatial Data -- Editing in ArcGIS
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 8, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Introduction to Arduino
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 8, 2014
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Makerspace Open House
Makerspace, Scholars’ Lab Common Room, Charlottesville
October 9, 2014
2:00 pm–3:00 pm
GIS Workshop: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 22, 2014
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Makerspace Workshop: Making Your First 3D Model
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.