The Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, located on the first floor of Mills Library, provides a range of services that support the research and digital skill development of faculty, staff, and students of all levels of technological experience.
The Sherman Centre provides a variety of services:
- Support for research and pedagogical projects through consultation, instruction, training, and technical support in the areas of digital storytelling, 3D modeling and printing, data analysis and visualization, minimal computing, digital pedagogy, research data management, responsible metrics, data ethics, GIS mapping, and more.
- Consultation and training for software and methodologies related to data discovery and acquisition, research data management, data visualization, and analyses of geospatial, statistical, bibliometric, and numerical data.
- Collaboration with instructors to develop tailored instructional sessions that integrate, data, software, and methods into undergraduate and graduate courses.
- Free-to-use platforms for knowledge dissemination and mobilization, and digital storytelling.
- Access to technology for researchers and students working on SCDS-supported projects. Resources include high-performance workstations and a Makerspace featuring 3D printers, microcomputers, microcontrollers, circuit development tools, and associated peripherals.
The Centre hosts four annual workshop series: Do More with Digital Scholarship, Data Analysis Support Hub (DASH), Research Data Management, and Software Freedom. Our core programming also includes a graduate residency program and colloquium, an invited speaker series, and undergraduate courses (HUMAN 2DH3; INSPIRE 1A03). Many of the topics covered in SCDS programming have been developed into an expanding collection of online learning modules.
We are located on the first floor of Mills Library at McMaster University. For researchers working on projects in the Centre, it is open and available whenever Mills Library is open.