ATLANTA -- Emory University has received a $695,000 grant to create a digital center where students and faculty in the humanities can mix and mingle on research projects.
The Atlanta college is creating the Digital Scholarship Commons in its Robert W. Woodruff Library that will allow researchers to work in a coffeehouse-like environment on data analysis and other digital scholarship. The two-year grant comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
There are similar digital research centers at colleges across the country but most only have scholars working within the same subject. Emory's will allow cross-discipline collaboration and give researchers access to the library's experts on scholarly communications, metadata, publishing, intellectual property rights and preservation.
The center will be in the library's old circulation desk, which moved to another floor. Renovations on the space are expected to be complete by September.