Digital Scholarship Services

We can advise or assist faculty and researchers interested in the creation, enhancement, or publication of online collections, exhibits or digital projects. These may include text or media with varying degrees of interactivity, for example:

Access more information about these and other digital scholarship services offered by the Libraries.

We participate in the Scholars’ Commons Consulting Services (current schedule); no appointment is necessary. You can also make an appointment with us - contact Michelle Dalmau for more information.

Research Assistance

The Indiana University Libraries provide a wide range of services in support of the research interests of students, faculty and staff. Within the Wells Library, the Scholars' Commons and Learning Commons provide specialized services in spaces designed to support scholarship and learning. In addition to the Wells Library there are also branch libraries across campus that support specific academic interests.

Faculty & instructors may wish to read about the Libraries' Support for University Grand Challenges (PDF) in the areas of information and data management, education and knowledge dissemination, and outreach.

Scholars' Commons Consultation Rooms

Consultation rooms in the Scholars' Commons may be reserved by IUB faculty, staff, and graduate students, with priority given to IUB Libraries and Scholars' Commons Collaborative Partners.

Four consultation rooms have capacity for 8 people, conference table, and collaborative technology; three rooms have capacity for 4 people, casual seating, and a coffee table; one room has capacity for 5 people, conference table, and collaborative technology. 

Rooms are intended for collaborative group study, not for course instruction, office hours, or events.

Book a Scholars' Commons Consultation Room

Complete guidelines are available via our booking policies statement or within the booking system.

Scholars' Commons Consulting

A diverse range of consulting and expertise is available in the Scholars’ Commons on a weekly basis when classes are in session.  See the schedule below and drop in during the hours listed.

The following services are provided by various departments within the IU Libraries as well as the Center for Survey Research, the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) and others.

View full consulting schedule

Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab

The Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab is a high-end multimedia, multidisciplinary self-service lab dedicated to the digital conversion of materials, and the management and migration of born-digital objects in support of research needs and interests of Indiana University Bloomington's faculty and students.

This lab is comprised of two adjoining spaces: the open Digitization Lab and the Secure Digital Analysis room. The open Lab provides large format flatbed, high speed, transparency-capable, and sheet-fed scanners for textual documents (bound, loose-leaf, manuscript, etc.), photographs, negatives, and small to medium three-dimensional objects.  The Secure Digital Analysis room is primarily for the digitization and analysis of audio and video. See a list of the labs' hardware and software and instructions on how to use the equipment and software located in the labs.

The Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab is a self-service, walk-in service point that is open according to the Wells Library East Tower hours of operation.

The Audio/Visual space that is part of the lab is open only when trained technicians are on duty due to the specialized nature of the equipment. Technicians are available:

  • Spring 2018:
    • Monday: 10am-12:30pm
    • Tuesday: 10am-1pm
    • Wednesday: 10am-2pm
    • Thursday: 10am-2pm
    • Friday: 10am-1pm

Trained technicians are not scheduled to work during university breaks and holidays.

The lab may be periodically closed to the public for teaching and training purposes. The schedule will reflect these temporary closings 3 business days before the scheduled teaching/training session. Consult the lab schedule and plan accordingly. If you are interested in reserving the lab for training or teaching, please contact Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist or Michelle Dalmau, Head of Digital Collections Services.

If you think the IU Libraries would be interested in partnering with your digitization project, or if you are interested in learning more about our digitization services, please contact Kara Alexander, Digital Media Specialist, Digital Collections Services.

Consult the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab Policy for more information.


Scholars' Commons IQ-Wall

The IQ-Wall is located in the Scholars' Commons in the East Tower of the Wells Library. Information on IQ-Wall services is coming soon!

Find out more about spaces and rooms in the Scholars' Commons, including the IQ-Wall

Contact Info

Herman B Wells Library
1320 E 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Courtney McDonald
Courtney McDonald - Interim Head
(812) 855-4217

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