The Ward Project

The Ward Project is a collaborative project between River Campus Libraries and the College of Arts, Science, and Engineering. Professor Bob Minckley (Biology) and Melissa Mead (RBSCP) co-lead the project that has drawn
By : Emily Sherwood | May 15, 2018

Rochester, NY Voices of LGBT History

On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, River Campus Libraries and the Out Alliance celebrated the launch of Rochester, New York Voices of the LGBT History.  This digital archive preserves and makes public the rich histories
By : Emily Sherwood | May 3, 2018


Mediate is a collaborative video annotation tool developed by River Campus Libraries and Professor Joel Burges (English and Visual and Media Studies). Mediate has entered the second phase of development. Based on
By : joshr | Jan 26, 2018

Data Dictionary Generator

Aimed at the TEI editing community and intended to be run inside the XML Editor, the DDG generates profiles of every element and attribute appearing in a TEI file. Each entry includes
By : Joe Easterly | Sep 22, 2017

Reenvisioning Japan

Re-Envisioning Japan: Japan as Destination in 20th Century Visual and Material Culture (REJ) is an online critical archive of tourism, travel, and educational ephemera that documents changing images of Japan and its
By : joshr | Jul 2, 2017

Sibley Watson Digital Archive

When family documents are scattered in multiple repositories over many decades, it becomes a scholarly challenge to assess the scope of materials available and to create critical narratives which are complete and
By : joshr | May 26, 2017

In The Field

In The Field brings networking among social scientists into the 21st century. Our goal is to create and maintain an interactive website that will enable political scientists – and, ultimately, all social
By : Blair Tinker | May 26, 2017

Once Upon a Plaque in China

Created by students in the course “HIS142: Traditional China”, students created digital plaques (imagine an engraved “Golden Plaque” like the Pioneer Plaque that was launched into space by NASA in 1972), and
By : Joe Easterly | Jan 5, 2016

Virtual St. George’s

Virtual St. George’s will combine the historical precision of a community study across twelve generations (1612-1900) with 3D renderings of the townscape at various key years (1620, 1660, 1700, 1775, 1812, 1865)
By : joshr | Jul 2, 2015

The Digital Scholarship Lab at River Campus Libraries specializes in the creation of digital tools and resources; provides support for web-based scholarly initiatives; and partners with faculty on their digital research projects.


Digital Scholar
“Digital Scholar” is a hosted web platform powered by Reclaim Hosting that facilitates quick and easy deployment of digital scholarship projects. Applications available include WordPress, Scalar, Omeka, mediawiki, and Drupal, to name a few.
RCL on Git
Access plugins and other code developed by the Digital Scholarship Lab and River Campus Libraries on our GitHub repository.

Lab Notes


RCL Mini-Digital Scholarship Institute

ARL DSI The past few years, members of the Digital Scholarship Lab have helped teach classes at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Digital Scholarship Institute. The institute aims to introduce library
By : Emily Sherwood | Jun 5, 2018

Upgrading the Digitization Lab

In May 2017, to meet the demands for modern digital preservation standards, the River Campus Libraries and the Digital Scholarship Lab invested in a new digitization system. The University, advised by Lisa Wright, Digitization Specialist, and
By : Clara Auclair | May 15, 2018

Today On the Print Bed in the DSL

Today on our Cube printer, we are making a 3D print of the statue of Minerva located in the Great Hall of Rush Rhees Library. The print was generated from a 3D
By : LisaWright | Jan 22, 2016