The DSC specializes in a variety of digital research tools and methods that can be readily applied to coursework. Contact the DSC if you’re interested in learning more about any of the following opportunities or in sending any of your students to the center for assignment support.
Specialized Software and Equipment
The DSC supports a wide range of specialized software and equipment for student use. We have open computers and digital fabrication equipment available during open hours, as well as circulating 360 degree cameras and Arduino kits for use outside the library. To learn more about software available in the DSC, visit the Temple Libraries DSC Software site. For DSC Hardware, look here. Visit our Makerspace page for more info on the Makerspace.
If you are a teacher who would like to bring your class to visit the DSC, please contact us ahead of time. It is sometimes ideal to have your class visit in smaller groups. Especially for using our VR lab, please contact us to prepare and arrange lesson plans for your class visit. We highly suggest faculty attend with their students, and give us a heads up about what the students are expected to learn from their visit to the DSC.
Every semester, the DSC offers a variety of workshops on digital tools and methods. All Temple community members are welcome to attend, though please alert the DSC if you plan to bring your course or a large group of students as soon as possible ahead of time. You can view past and on-going workshop descriptions and schedules on our workshop page.
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 set of tutorials and guides on our Libguides page.