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Created for researchers, like you! Check out the experimental, pop-up Research Hub on the 2nd floor of Berry Library. Following on the Library's in-depth user study conducted in 2018, this prototype is designed to provide faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students a space for personal and group work as well as access to staff expertise in areas such as grant writing and funding, scholarly publishing, digital humanities, GIS, and data analysis and visualization. Learn more.

Librarians and patrons meet in the new research hub at Dartmouth Library

Individual Research or with Our Help!
The Hub provides a full suite of research services and expertise from planning and executing to publishing and preserving your research and scholarly works. Our experimental pop-up location integrates support throughout your full research lifecycle.

Three Spaces Available
Small group space: a semi-private meeting space in the back of the clerestory that seats up to 5; there are power outlets and a display screen. Available to book during the hours when the Jones Media Center is open.

Large Group Space: - a semi-private meeting space in the Evans Map Room that seats up to 15; tables and chairs are rearrangeable; there are power outlets and a display screen. Available to book during the hours when Evans is open.

Drop-in Space - an informal meeting space in the front of the clerestory that seats up to 10. Rearrangeable soft seating and fixed counters are perfect for casual conversations over a cup of coffee.

See Scheduled Consultation Hours
Additional consultation times and expertise may be added during the week.

- Open until 5 pm (After-hours or weekends ask for key at Jones Media Desk)

- Data Discovery Manipulation, Visualization 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Digital Project Development 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Research Data Storage 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- Computational Research Notebooks 2:00pm - 4:00pm

- Outreach, Public Engagement, and Broader Impact Support 10:00am - 12:00pm

- Data Discovery, Manipulation, Visualization 10:00am - 12:00pm

- Grant Support 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Data Discovery, Manipulation, Visualization 12:00pm - 2:00pm

- Data Management Plans & Discovery, Scholarly Profiles & Impact 2:00pm - 4:00pm

- High Performance Computing for Research - Discovery Compute Cluster, Andes, Polaris and the Cloud 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- Outreach, Public Engagement, and Broader Impact Support 2:00pm - 4:00pm

- Digital Humanities 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Publishing - Author Agreements and Copyright 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- Data Management Plans & Discovery, Scholarly Profiles & Impact 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Saba Maheen's winning entry for Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary bookplate competition.

Congratulations to Saba Maheen ’20 who designed the winning entry for Dartmouth’s 250th anniversary bookplate competition for the celebratory publication, Dartmouth Undying.  Saba received a $250 cash prize from the sponsoring Sphinx Foundation.

The goal of the contest was to invite as many experienced students, as well as beginning student printers/designers as possible, to celebrate the 250th and to introduce more young people to the world of printing and design.

Saba designed the commemorative bookplate using hand-set type, ornaments, and engravings available in the Book Arts Workshop’s letterpress studio.  Sarah Smith, Books Arts Workshop  Program Manager, printed by hand the 500 bookplates on a 1880s Golding Pearl platen press to accompany the slipcased edition of Dartmouth Undying.

The selected design evoked Dartmouth’s rich heritage by combining both traditional and contemporary approaches.  Saba worked with the newly designed Lone Pine image as an engraving, wood type and she even type set on a curve—a very ambitious feat! The judges, local experts in either design, Dartmouth history, or printing were: Peter Carini, Dartmouth College Archivist; Richard Sheaf ’66, Vice President of the Ephemera Society of America; and Eric Brooks, Assistant Director for Design and Production at UPNE.

The Dartmouth Library thanks the judges for their careful consideration of the entries and their time; Jim Collins '84, Dartmouth Undying editor, for approaching us with the idea and working through all the intricacies of the project; and finally to the Sphinx Foundation for their generous financial support.

Matariki Humanities Colloquium
Matariki Humanities Colloquium

Between 29 August and 1 September, Uppsala University in Sweden hosted the 6th Matariki Humanities Network Colloquium on the theme The Past & the Future. The Colloquium was the last one in the series of colloquia, which started in Dartmouth in 2013. Drawing on this, and as reflected in the chosen theme, the four days were spent reviewing the experiences of the past, and holding constructive discussions on the continued activities of the Network.

Participating from Dartmouth were Susanne Mehrer, Dean of Libraries; Graziella Parati, Paul D. Paganucci Chair of Italian Literature and Language and Director, Leslie Center for the Humanities; Jennifer Taxman, Associate Librarian for Research and Learning; and Barbara Will, Associate Dean for the Arts & Humanities.

It was clear that the network has evolved over the years; effectively adapting to the needs of the partner universities, and gearing towards projects that over time proved most productive. The Library and Faculty Streams have gradually merged their activities, with the Faculty Stream increasingly emulating the working-modes of the Library Stream; occupying itself with institutional and infrastructural issues of common interest to the partner universities in the ambitions to develop international excellence in research and education.

There were several concrete outcomes from the Colloquium. Alongside the joint sessions, there were separate sessions. Faculty Stream (again in an innovative manner and inspired by Library Stream) met to discuss a common and shared problem in daily academic activities. Based on data from the partner universities, the issue of student admissions within the Humanities was mapped and discussed; in order to model strategies to strengthen the field and ensure student numbers for the future. Meanwhile, Library Stream continued its highly successful and long-term project ‘Open Matariki’, aiming to promote and accelerate the adoption of open science policies within the Network; thereby lowering the economic barriers to the creation and dissemination of academic publications and expand the types of research outputs that contribute to the formal scholarly communication system.

For future activities, delegates agreed to seize on the lessons from the past, and to frame the continued activities accordingly. Recognizing the evident advantages of a closer interaction between Library- and Faculty Stream, and putting into practice the working-forms which will allow for a more continuously active Network, focusing on the overall theme of the role and relevance of the Humanities today, the partner universities aim to further increase the efficiency and impact of collaboration. This will be achieved by jointly enabling academic excellence by improving infrastructure, exchanging best practices and initiating collaborations in research and education though exchanging and discerning best practices. Research- and library resources and facilities will also be shared, for economic- as well as administrative- and strategic gains; and the network will also take on the role of an active and tangible supporter of the Humanities- within academia as well as in public discourse.

The first step has been taken and the delegates decided to meet at UWA, Perth, in 2019. Within the overall network-focus on the role and relevance of the Humanities, the theme of this meeting will be Digital Humanities, its impact and use within teaching and research, and its potential as a means to further strengthen the Humanities - within academia and beyond.