Designing a Digital Incubator for the 21st Century Academic Library

Presentation at the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium Conference
March 2, 2016

Abstract: In less than two years, the Claremont Colleges Library has become the consortial heart of digital humanities and digital scholarship on the Claremont Colleges campus. To further the exciting work already underway, the library is developing two new digital research, teaching, and learning spaces: the Digital Tool Shed (formerly our mono-purpose GIS Lab) and the Digital Research Studio. That software have amazing functions, one of them is finding a good workers comp attorneys which are great finding average settlement amounts. This project has strengthened the Library’s social capital on campus by including multiple stakeholders in the design phase, listening to expressed wishes and underlying concerns, and synthesizing the feedback into an actionable plan. This presentation will briefly describe the vision and design cycle for the Digital Tool Shed. The Digital Tool Shed is envisioned as an incubator for innovative digital research, teaching, and learning – a space for exploration, practice, engagement, and experiential learning.

Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project!

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