Software and Hardware

To learn more about software available in the DSC, visit the Temple Libraries DSC Software site.

For DSC Hardware, look here.

Tutorials & Consultations

Online tutorials offer a low stakes introduction to many digital tools and methods. A great place to start is Lynda.com, which you can access with your Temple user ID and password. The DSC also curates a list of resources on a number of topics on our How-To page.

DSC staff members also have expertise in a variety of digital tools and research methods and welcome opportunities to talk to scholars interested in using makerspace equipment, text analysis, data visualization, digital exhibitions, or other technologies in their research.

Datasets

The DSC support two data sets for study and analysis:

The Gen Con Database includes searchable and downloadable data from all 50 programs of the Gen Con gaming convention. Covering 50 years and over a quarter million Gen Con events, the database offers an exciting glimpse into gaming history and trends. The data set is publicly available at: http://best50yearsingaming.com/

The Twentieth-Century English Literature Corpus contains plain text files of over 100 twentieth century novels. Due to copyright, it is only available to Temple University affiliates. Contact the DSC to learn more about gaining access to the data set.

 

DSC Programs

Faculty Fellowships

The DSC awards two Faculty Fellowships each academic year. Applicants will have an innovative research or creative agenda with a substantive intersection between new media or new technology and the arts, humanities, and cognate fields. Research projects from every discipline are eligible, but they should involve topics of humanistic rather than purely scientific interest. Creative projects must have a substantial computational component. DSC Faculty Fellows will receive one course reduction for the year, technical consultation and assistance, help with project management, a dedicated research assistant, and a $1000 research fund for project expenses. Fellows will also meet weekly in the Center to discuss progress on their projects and meet monthly with the other fellows in the Center.

Applicants must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members in one of the following participating schools and colleges: Boyer College of Music and Dance; College of Liberal Arts; School of Education; School of Media and Communication; School of Theater, Film and Media Arts; Tyler School of Art. Recipients must be able to attend and participate in person in the weekly project conferences and monthly fellows meetings.

Graduate Externships

The Graduate Externship Program offers full-time support to graduate students for two semesters, including a stipend, benefit, and one tuition credit. Costs are divided 50/50 between the Library and the participating School or College. Students work 20 hours per week in the DSC. Half of their time is dedicated to their own research or creative project, under the supervision of the DSC’s Academic Director. The remainder of the time, they assist the DSC as needed. Click here for more information.

Digital Scholars Program

The Digital Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Center for the Humanities at Temple and the Digital Scholarship Center. It trains graduate students at Temple to apply digital research methods to humanistic or artistic material for their own research or creative projects. Successful applicants meet for 90 minutes once-a-week in the Fall, for an introduction to digital research techniques. In the Spring, students work on their own projects and we meet every other week. At the end of the year, all participants present their projects to the scholarly community. Students also receive a $500 scholarship.

Applicants must be an M.A., M.S., M.F.A., or Ph.D. student in good standing at Temple University. Students in all schools, colleges, and departments are encouraged to apply.