Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) supports teaching, learning, and research activities that use digital technologies.

Classroom AV Help

Personalized help with installed classroom technology. Call 401-863-3600 for immediate assistance. 

Copyright and Fair Use

The library provides guidance on questions about copyright and fair use related to teaching and learning.

Data Management

Help with writing data management plans for grant proposals and support for the retention and dissemination of data and research output.

Digital Research Methods

Incorporate digital methods into your teaching. Contact the Center for Digital Scholarship to discuss using GIS/text analysis/visualization in your course and available teaching spaces.

General IT questions and support

Wifi not working? Can’t remember your Brown password? Contact the IT Service Desk for immediate help.  

GIS and Storymap

Software suite and workshops for visualizing spatial data. Training and support available through the Library or attend the S4 GIS Institute.

Language Resource Center

Provides technological support for language teaching and learning and online access to relevant audio materials and other digital resources.


Classes, workshops, and individual consultations on digital and other information resources to support student research. Includes literature searching, citation, research management, and digital scholarship. 

Multimedia Assignment Support

Provides training, technology, and pedagogical consulting to integrate multimedia assignments into courses.

Online Training provides access to thousands of self-paced courses on technology, software, and business topics for Brown faculty, students, and staff.

Research and Data questions

A wide array of data sets are available from the Library. Subject librarians are available to answer research questions from students and faculty. The Center for Digital Scholarship handles scholarly research support for faculty for academic digital projects.

Research Consultations

Meet with a subject librarian to explore research materials, evaluate sources, or seek advice on tools and publication.

Teaching and Learning questions

The Sheridan Center offers faculty confidential support for developing their pedagogy and instructional techniques.

Teaching w/ Tech questions

The Digital Learning & Design provides guidance, expertise, and technical support for integrating technology and pedagogy.

Training Workshops for Students

Software and hardware training for students in class as requested by instructor.

Undergraduate Teaching & Research Award

Brown students collaborate with Brown faculty on research and teaching projects during the summer or the academic year.

Workshops on Research Skills

Finding and using literature and data, citation, avoiding plagiarism, copyright, and literature searching strategy are some of the many workshops offered by the Library and available for your students.
Listing of current workshops.