Spaces

The Digital Scholarship Centre is an academic centre designed to facilitate scholarly activities, including research and teaching. 

Access to the collaboration rooms is currently limited to faculty, graduate students, University staff, and other researchers only.  Requests for use of space by alumni, visiting scholars, community partners, Edmonton education institutions, and members of the general public will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Those booking events in the Visualization Lab or Multipurpose room please see the FAQ at the bottom of this page for more information.

The Digital Scholarship Centre is a collaboration zone and is governed by the University of Alberta Library Community Expectations.

We are able to support:

  • Research, research group meetings, and research team events, such as launch celebrations, lectures, and showcases.
  • Workshops related to using technology.
  • Group work and group projects for graduate students.
  • Recording videos, podcasts, or presentations.
  • Testing the space and technology before a planned event.
  • Consultations with librarians, researchers, staff, and other University of Alberta community members.
  • Graduate student group meetings, events, and activities.

We cannot accommodate:

  • Recurring classroom lectures or seminars; please book a regular classroom space for course instruction.
  • Silent individual or group study.
  • Administrative, committee, or governance meetings.
  • Recurring meetings related to the curriculum, staff development, or faculty retreats.
  • Students Union group or club meetings.
  • Conference organizing service requests.
  • Requests for events that fall outside of regular operating hours.

The following spaces are available to be booked:

Vizualization Lab
Vizualization Lab

The Visualization Lab features a large 7.3 m x 1.4 m touch capable visualization wall that is comprised of 12 full HD screens. The room is equipped with cameras and microphones for video conferencing presentations. (Room capacity is 40 people)

Multipurpose Room
Multipurpose Room

The multipurpose room is a large flexible classroom with furniture that can be rearranged easily. It also includes 4 large screens that can be used to present simultaneously.
(Room capacity 24 people)

Recording Booth
Recording Booth

The recording booth fits 2 people and features equipment to support sound capture. For editing please book a computer. Staff are able to provide a short orientation tot he recording booth.

Collaboration Room 2-20L
Collaboration Room 2-20L

Collaboration rooms are equipped with a large display that can be connected to wirelessly using a VIA app. The rooms have a table and chairs for 5 people.

Collaboration Room 2-20M
Collaboration Room 2-20M

Collaboration rooms are equipped with a large display that can be connected to wirelessly using a VIA app. The rooms have a table and chairs for 5 people.

Collaboration Room 2-20N
Collaboration Room 2-20N

Collaboration rooms are equipped with a large display that can be connected to wirelessly using a VIA app. The rooms have a table and chairs for 5 people.

Virtual Reality Lab
Virtual Reality Lab

COMING SOON
The Virtual Reality Lab is a dedicated room for HTC Vive Pro VR gear and sensors. Maximum room occupancy while using the VR equipment is 3 people.
A number of select VR experiences is loaded onto the VR lab computer.

Space – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following FAQ applies to bookings of the Visualization Lab and Multipurpose room in the DSC.