Center for Digital Scholarship

The Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) partners with faculty and students on the digital design, implementation, and circulation of their research. The CDS can shepherd digital projects from their inception to their eventual archival treatments, creating responsible lifespans for these projects and their related data. We work closely with our Archives and Special Collections unit to bring historic resources into the digital world, and to capture and archive new resources properly.

The Center for Digital Scholarship is also co-host of the Winter Institute in Digital Humanities, an event aimed at researchers and educators interested in the intersection of technology and the humanities. The Winter Institute features hands-on courses, lunchtime presentations, a keynote, a poster session, cultural and academic visits as well as networking opportunities. Learn more about our inaugural WIDH. Additionally, the CDS routinely collaborates on programs around digital humanities, intellectual property and scholarly communication. To stay in touch about these and other similar events, consider joining our NYUAD Digital Humanities listserv by sending a request to

Services We Offer

Geospatial Services Program

The CDS is also home to the Library’s Geospatial Services program. We regularly work with students and faculty on specific research needs related to geospatial data.

Data Services

Our Social Sciences and Data Librarian offers assistance with the discovery, acquisition, and use of social science data and related software program.

Research Project Collaboration

We host interdisciplinary faculty research projects, provide support for student and faculty digital scholarly projects, and provide incubator space with our Scholar-in-Residence program.

Meet Our Team 

Beth Russell, Associate Director of Research Services and Strategy and Associate Academic Librarian for the Humanities

Center for Digital Scholarship
Phone: +971 2-628-4121
Research Areas: Humanities — Literature, Creative Writing

Taylor Hixson, Librarian for Geospatial Data Services

Center for Digital Scholarship
Phone: +971-2-628-4194

Rebecca Pittam, Digital Content Specialist

Center for Digital Scholarship
Phone: +971-2-628-5432