The University of Cincinnati Libraries offer many ways to create and access digital resources in a variety of spaces across campus.
Digital Scholarship Center
460 Langsam Library
A catalyst for collaborative, trans-disciplinary forms of research and teaching, bringing together humanistic methods with technical innovations.
For more information about the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center or the Digital Humanities program, please contact us via email, phone, or visit us in person at the Walter C. Langsam Library.
STRC - Student Technology Resources Center
Langsam Library, Fourth Floor
The STRC is a student-centered service area designed to provide instructional technology resources and services to assist students who require specific software or equipment to complete course assignments. In the STRC, students are able to:
- Design Web pages using Dreamweaver, MS Publisher, or html
- Convert one format to another (photo to digital photo, etc.)
- Create CDs or DVDs
- Scan images and work with Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, MS imaging
- Create presentations in PowerPoint or Flash.
- Work with technology for digital video editing
- Receive assistance in preparing Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Programs available: Photoshop, Bridge CS5, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash Catalyst, Flash Professional, Illustrator, InDesign, LiveCycle Designer. In the editing suites: Premiere Pro, After Effects, Encore
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended for larger projects such as non-linear digital editing. The hours for the STRC are available online.
The STRC is funded in part by Information and Technology Instructional Equipment fees.
Contact: Jay Sinnard, STRC Operations Manager, (513) 556-1468
A Collaborative Space for Innovation at the Health Sciences Library
Health Sciences Library
The Informatics Lab is designed for innovative and collaborative hands-on learning experiences. It is a place for UC researchers and graduate students to connect, collaborate, and receive research support services.
To reserve the room fill out the form at http://med.uc.edu/comlibraries/informatics-lab-form/. With any other questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The primary audience for the space is faculty and graduate students at the UC Academic Health Center.
Technology and Software
Windows 7:Office,Skype, SPSS,SAS,R, RStudio, Matlab,Cytoscape, ArcGIS, QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, 7zip,Notepad++,Python + scipy + NumPy IGV,MySQL Workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)
OSX:Office, Skype, SPSS, SAS, R, RStudio, Matlab, Cytoscape,QGIS, GeoDA, TerraGO Toolbar, Satscan, EpiInfo, TextMate, The Unarchiver, Python + scipy + NumPy IGV, MySQL workbench, Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, InDesign, InCopy, Dreamweaver, FlashPro/Builder, Acrobat Pro, Audition, Bridge, Animate, Prelude, Fireworks)
Equipment: 2 iMacs,2 PCs,1 AirMedia unit for wireless presentation from any mobile device,4 whiteboard tables, 2 standing whiteboards, 1 wall-mounted white board
Policies and Guidelines
- To reserve this space, fill out the form at http://med.uc.edu/comlibraries/informatics-lab-form/. With any other questions please contact us at email@example.com.
- Informatics Lab is open to the UC students, faculty, and staff. The highest priority is given to UC AHC faculty, staff, and graduate students.
- Due to the unique and specialized equipment available in the Informatics Lab, recurring and repetitive reservations are limited so it may serve a wide range of groups within the AHC.
- A minimum group of three individuals is required to reserve the entire room. Individuals can reserve the computers.
- Faculty, staff, or graduate students may reserve the room for two hours at a time. It is possible to reserve two, two-hour timeslots for longer projects or meetings.
- If this room is not used within 20 minutes of the scheduled reservation start-time, it is considered vacant and will be available to others on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Based on interest and use, we plan to expand this space with more equipment and programs.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 AM - 5 PM
Food and Drink: Items for personal consumption (e.g. drinks or snacks) are allowed, but formal, catered events are not permitted.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Visualization Laboratory (Viz Lab) provides a suite of research services focused on data science and visualization. Furthermore, the Viz Lab is a space to encourage interactive teaching and collaborative research. The Viz Lab is located within the Geology-Mathematics-Physics (GMP) Library, 240 Braunstein Hall, and offers consultations by appointment.
Email : email@example.com
Office: 240B Braunstein Hall
Data & GIS Collab
Geo-Math-Phys Library (Braunstein Hall)
The Collab features:
- 2 high-end workstations with large dual monitors (36” each)
- Specialized software - ARCGIS, MATLAB & more to come
- 3-D mouse available on request
- Conslutants to assist with GIS and data analysis
- Work spaces for project collaboration
- Whiteboard for creative thinking
Contact AskGIS@uc.edu to reserve the Collab or to schedule a consultation
More information on the GIS guide: guides.libraries.uc.edu/GIS
Each library has computer available for students to use. Below is a listing of the various computer labs.
CECH Computer Lab
Hardware: 12 computers (2 are Mac), 2 scanners, 2 study rooms with monitors/Apple TV, 1 study room with Smartboard, Smartboard in the Production Lab, Classroom with 6 individual stations and 1 teacher station
Software: An updated listing of software is available at https://libraries.uc.edu/cech/Services/infocommons-lab.html
Contact: Elaine Ignatius
DAAP Computer Lab
Our lab consists of 14 Apple iMacs, each of which is running OSX 10.8.4 & is equipped with the Adobe CS6 Design suite as well as Microsoft Office, and software/plugins including Keyshot, Autodesk products (Maya, AliasAutomotive, and SketchbookPRO).
8 of our iMacs are 21.5” monitors, three of which are connected to Epson scanners. 6 iMacs are 27” monitors. 5 are attached to Epson scanners. B&W printing only in the DAAP Library.
Contact: Elizabeth Meyer
HSL Computer Lab
Health Sciences Library
30 seat computer lab
Hardware: 30 Dell Optiplex 7450 All-in-One computers with 23.8" full HD display, Intel Core i5-7500 processor, 16GB memory. 30 Koss Ur/29 headphones, 6 Epson v200 flatbed scanners, 1 Epson DS 6500 scanner with automatic document feeder, 2 WEPA printer kiosks.
Programs: Dermatology, Firefox ESR, Internet Explorer 11, Edge, Java, Microsoft Office 2016, Microsoft Silverlight, Python, R 3.4.1, Ratcvs, Rstudio, SAS 9.4 (computers 1-3), VLC Player, WEPA print driver, Write-N-Cite plug-in, Windows 10 64-bit OS, VMWare Horizon Client (other software available at UCVlabs.uc.edu with the VMWare client)
Contact: Peter Poulos
Info Commons at the CEAS Library
College of Engineering and Applied Science Library
Hardware: 16 Computers (CEAS users only) + 1 Printer (CEAS users only) + 1 Scanner Workstation (all UC users, prints to WEPA inside library)
Large Whiteboard available for collaboration. 10 unassigned seats have electric outlets for users with their own device.
- CEAS Workstations: See Software List
- Scanner Workstation: MS Office, Adobe applications, Remote Application (Virtual Workstation) to MATLAB and Mathematica, Internet
Hours: Info-Commons is open 24 x 7. After CEAS Library closes, CEAS users must use key card swipe to access.
Elze L. Schulze Info Commons at the Chemistry-Biology Library
Hardware: 26 Computers + 1 Public Printer
Photocopier and Scanner available.
Software: MS Office, Internet Browsers, specialized chemistry software (ChemDraw, Gaussian, Spartan).
Hours: Open 24 x 7. After Chem-Bio Library closes, available to graduate students & faculty in Chemistry and Biology via key card swipe.
Contact: 513-556-1498 or Craig Person