Center for Digital Scholarship

Building a New Center for Digital Scholarship

The Library is investing in a Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) that will be a nexus for intellectual energy and growth, providing services that facilitate the exploration of new methodologies, the analysis of complex data, the visualization of theoretical and spatial relationships, and the sharing and preservation of research results.
Read more about the Library's vision for the CDS

While the CDS will bring new staff resources and focused energy to supporting digital scholarship, it will build on services that the Library already provides.  Below are some of the services currently in place to facilitate your research.

Feel free to contact to discuss further ways we might partner with you on a project or help with your research as we put the building blocks for the CDS in place. 

Institutional Repository

The Library has a new institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago, to preserve and share the scholarly, creative, and administrative assets of the University. The repository is available to the community as a platform to share and preserve publications, data, audio/video, and other research outputs. Please visit our FAQ, or contact Elisabeth Long, if you are interested in depositing material, building a collection, or have repository needs for grant compliance.

Data Management

Current public access mandates, using the DMPtool, as well as the overwhelming amount of data available to researchers might have you asking questions. We have created a number of guides to help get you started with your data management needs. For more information, contact your librarian or email

Research guides:

Scholarly Communication

The scholarly publishing world is going through a rapid transformation. Changes to funding agency policies, negotiating author rights, and copyright in the classroom, are now a regular part of academic life. The Library understands the scholarly communication environment and is here to help you increase the impact of your research.

Research guides:

Digital Humanities

The Library has a long history of supporting digital humanities initiatives, from ARTFL to OCHRE, and more. We currently partner with the DH Forum to host regular events in the Library.

Related campus resources

For more help

Contact your librarian or email Elisabeth Long Institutional Repository Manager.