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Digital Scholarship @ UB: Resources on Campus

This guide provides a general introduction to the wide-ranging methods of digital scholarship, including information on tools and resources for digital projects and information about library services that support digital research and pedagogy.
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2024 3:51 PM

Workshops and Events

Library Resources for Digital Scholarship

Other Resources at UB

Humanities Institute

Founded in 2005, the UB Humanities Institute (HI) has provided a forum for conversations among humanists of all disciplines. Every event HI sponsors is interdisciplinary by design and free and open to the public. Conferences and symposia bring internationally renowned scholars to Buffalo to discuss crucial topics from multiple perspectives. HI connects the campus to the city through its signature Scholars@Hallwalls lecture series, held in Buffalo on select Fridays at the Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. And the annual Buffalo Humanities Festival brings together cutting-edge humanities researchers with the general public in a fun and festive setting.

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

The National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) at UB was founded in 1988 as a National Science Foundation center for research in geographic information and its related technologies. The current research strengths at NCGIA-Buffalo lie in multiple aspects of GIScience: ontology/semantics, remote sensing, systems science, and spatial statistics, along with the domain expertise of the core GIScience faculty in Earth systems, social and behavioral, and health sciences.

Center for Computational Research

The Center for Computational Research (CCR), located on UB's Downtown Medical Campus, is a supercomputing facility that maintains a high-performance computing environment, high-end visualization laboratories, and support staff with expertise in computing, visualization, and networking. CCR's staff provides a wide range of services, including custom software and GUI interface development, (big) data analytics, scientific programming support, scientific visualization support, and bioinformatics support. 

Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors

The Center for Unified Biometrics and Sensors (CUBS) was established in 2003 with the mission of advancing the science of biometric technologies for both civilian and homeland security applications by integrating pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms with sensors technology. Dr. Venu Govindaraju, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is its founding director. CUBS research and development activities in machine learning span two strategic application areas, biometrics and language technologies.

National Center for Ontological Research

The National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR) was established in 2005 with the goal of advancing the quality of ontological research and development and of establishing tools and measures for ontology evaluation and quality assurance. It provides researchers working in ontology-related areas with specialized support in seeking external funding and in assembling collaborative, interdisciplinary teams both nationally and internationally. It also provides consultant services for ontology projects especially in the defense and security fields and in health care and biomedical informatics.

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) - Tinkering Spaces

Four tinkering spaces and associated resources provide support for engineering students and others at UB. The Digital Manufacturing Lab (118 Bonner Hall) houses a variety of 3D printing / additive manufacturing technologies, software and capabilities for modeling and digital design, and manufacturing and analysis. The Design Studio (416 Bonner Hall) comprises a Reverse Engineering Lab (RevEng Lab) and the Da Vinci Lab. The Electronics Tinkering Laboratory (104C Jarvis Hall) has scheduled hours for students to work on fabrication and tinkering with electronics under guidance from lab supervisors. And the SEAS Engineering Machine Shop (105 and 111 Jarvis Hall) supports experimental research, student clubs and course requirements.

Digital Scholarship @ UB was created by UB Libraries' 2018-2020 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows, Heidi Dodson and Rachel Starry. It is currently maintained by Natalia Estrada. Guide content is licensed CC BY 4.0.

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