Living in a digital world

In October 2012, the Brown University Library celebrated the opening of the Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library. The Lab features a large-scale visualization video wall comprised of twelve 55-inch high-resolution LED screens, creating a 7 x 16 foot display with a combined resolution of over 24 megapixels, offering high quality viewing and analytical space not publicly available elsewhere on campus. The Lab is also outfitted with a wide range of software for scholars across the disciplines, a high-definition audio system, video conferencing capabilities, specialized lighting, and several individual touch-screen monitors that can be used independently or linked to the video wall for collaborative display and interaction.