Gary E. Strong
Univeristy of California, Los Angeles
Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology
University of California, Los Angeles
A major feature of transformed space in the renovation of the Research Library will be a Research Commons for digital scholarship. Partnering with the Center for Digital Humanities, the Library will be installing a laboratory for digital cultural heritage with high-end technology to accommodate interactive and creative use of technology and digital collections of the Library. This presentation will include discussion of the philosophy behind the partnership, and plans for the space in relation to the whole research library. Specific projects to be undertaken will encompass active digital research projects that are underway in conjunction with campus faculty and faculty from other institutions. The commons and laboratory will allow for broad interaction with students and the creation of new scholarship which can be stored by the digital library and shared more broadly through the media distribution system that is planned for the building.