The Scholars Lab will be a PCL-based campus-wide resource that provides infrastructure, UT Libraries subject librarian and domain-situated expertise, and opportunities for learning, consultation, collaboration and research presentation to enhance multidisciplinary research and digital scholarship.
It will be located on the entry-level of the Perry-Castañeda Library, in a space adjacent to the lobby and Scholars Commons pilot.
Scheduled opening: Fall 2023
Scholars Lab Advisory Group
Tanya Clement, Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts; Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities
Jim Cox, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Graduate School
Eric Meyer, Dean, School of Information
Rachel Davis Mersey, Associate Dean for Research, Moody College of Communication
Luisa Nardini, Associate Professor, Butler School of Music, College of Fine Arts
Emma Hetrick, Graduate Student, School of Information, Department of English
John Erard, Undergraduate Student, Department of History
lorraine haricombe, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries
Chris Carter, Director of Organizational Effectiveness, University of Texas Libraries
Jenifer Flaxbart, Assistant Director of Research Support and Digital Initiatives, University of Texas Libraries
Allyssa Guzman, Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Texas Libraries
Catherine Hamer, Director of Academic Engagement, University of Texas Libraries
• Engage a growing community of serious scholars engaged in research and teaching enabled by digital technologies.
• Invite and nurture intersections of scholars at all phases of practice, and support project work reflective of all perspectives, lenses and voices.
• Build on a successful Scholars Commons pilot project.
• Facilitate the development of digital scholarship community and interdisciplinary researcher networks through physical meeting and group work spaces.
• Draw on a diverse group of UT Libraries experts to provide a framework of research and scholarship support throughout the research lifecycle: planning, conducting, publishing, and increasing access to and impact of research.
• Support digital literacy, experiential learning, and Digital Studies certificate and portfolio programs in a Data Lab environment with robust technology and tools.
• Provide public programming that highlights project work and demystifies digital methodologies, such as Data and Donuts, the Digital Humanities Workshop Series , and the Digital Scholars in Practice series.