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Teaching & Learning Spaces

The Library leverages a wide range of digital library, scholarly publishing, and academic computing tools to assist faculty with ongoing research and instructional needs. Our Digital Scholarship Services unit is your first point of contact in getting support, and our specialized labs are the place where you can get started. 

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Scholar's Lab

Scholar's Lab

 
JTR Scholar's Lab

A service of the Richardson Library Information Commons, the Scholar's Lab is a specialized computing space designed to promote collaboration and experimentation with digital content and services across academic disciplines.

The Scholar's Lab supports advanced DePaul student and faculty research through high powered, flexible, computing devices, equipment, and software, open lab hours that include nights and weekends throughout the academic year, informal and formal events, and opportunities for collaborative research, project design, and teaching. The Scholar's Lab is available for use as an open, informal or formal meeting and workshop space by faculty and staff of the DePaul Community. 

Digital Scholarship Services

The Library leverages a wide range of digital library, scholarly publishing, and academic computing tools to assist faculty with ongoing research and instructional needs, including support for Scholar's Lab projects.

Our Digital Scholarship Services unit is your first point of contact in getting support.

Learn more abour our services or contact us to start your project now.

Equipment

media:scape Collaboration Tables

The Scholar's Lab is equipped with 6 media:scape tables designed to facilitate collaborative research and learning.   Each media:scape collaboration table in the Scholar's Lab offers the following:
  • Up to 5 seats per table with a single 42" monitor for shared viewing
  • 2 high-powered resident computers, one Windows OS and one Mac OS
  • Users may plug in their own devices to the tables such as laptops and tablets, up to 5 devices at a time 
  • An overhead projector, screen, and instructor's podium with computer or laptop plugin is also available for large group learning purposes.

Learn More about the Media:Scape Collaboration Stations

Print-Scan

  • One oversized plotter printer  is located in the Scholar's Lab for poster printing
  • 6 oversized, full color Epson 11000xl scanners for graphic arts and digitization work are attached to Mac computers in the Scholar's Lab.

How do I print a poster in the library?

How do I scan in the Scholar's Lab?

Software

The Library collaborates with DePaul University Information Services (IS) and various University departments and centers to provide a wide range of software used for teaching and learning purposes.

A list of software currently available on library lab and classroom computers is available from the IS Software for Lab and PC Classroom Computers page. Please contact Megan Bernal to suggest software or other tools needed.


Idea Lab 1

Idea Lab 1

JTR Idea Lab 1
This is a small group brainstorming/ideation equipped with laptops, digital panel, whiteboards, Legos, papercrafting tools and other supplies to help groups come together to discuss problems and sketch potential solutions.
 

Idea Lab 2

Idea Lab 2

JTR Idea Lab 2
This is a community event, teaching, and workshop space on topics such as digital mapping, text and data mining, 3-D modelling, and data visualization.  Seats up to 30 people and tables may be reconfigured.  

Reservable by faculty and staff.

Equipment

  • Laptop cart
  • Surround sound
  • High-resolution, oversized digital panel.