Digital Scholarship at Falvey Library

Falvey Library's Digital Scholarship Program supports faculty, students, and staff interested in applying digital methods and tools to their research and teaching. Digital scholarship encompasses a broad range of technologies and research areas, including but not limited to digital mapping (GIS), text and data mining, data visualization, virtual reality, 3D modeling, and digital publishing. We host lectures on digital scholarship topics, partner on digital research projects, and provide a collaborative space for consultations and training.

Our Values

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We foster open research practices and the use of open source software and tools. We strive to be transparent about our research workflows, methodologies, and creative process when we collaborate on digital pedagogy and research projects.

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Our program aims to bring together a community interested in digital scholarship. We document and share our projects and tutorials on GitHub and Falvey Library's website, so those beyond the immediate Villanova community can learn with us.

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In collaboration with Villanova faculty, students, and staff, we are committed to learning digital tools as a group, expanding our knowledge and skills together. We believe in learning new technologies through trial, error, experimentation, and collaboration.

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The Digital Scholarship program at Falvey holds lectures through our Digital Seeds Speaker Series. We hold events, exhibits, workshops, and trainings on digital scholarship methods and tools, with a focus on building Villanova’s digital literacy skills.

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The Digital Scholarship Lab

Located on the second floor of the library in Room 218A, the Digital Scholarship Lab supports Villanova faculty, students, and staff who are working on developing digital projects, or are interested in learning more about digital media, digital humanities, or data-intensive research and teaching.


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The Villanova Immersive Studies CAVE is housed in Falvey Library and is managed by the Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology. The CAVE is available for faculty and students interested in developing 3D virtual reality projects. Please contact CEET if you are interested in using the CAVE and would like to learn more about VR.

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The Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department supports digital scholarship projects that make use of Falvey Library's Special Collections, Digital Library, and University Archives. Get in touch if you are interested in collaborating.

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The IDEA Lab is located on the lower level of Falvey Library. The IDEA Lab is maintained by the ICE Institute and offers workshops on 3D printing, Rasberry Pi, among other innovative technologies. Learn more about the IDEA Lab's programs and workshops on their events page.