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At the University of Virginia Library Scholars’ Lab, advanced students and researchers across the disciplines partner on digital projects and benefit from expert consultation and teaching. Our highly-trained faculty and staff focus on the digital humanities, geospatial information, and scholarly making and building at the intersection of the digital and physical worlds.

Project Incubation

We develop open source software and open access content, in collaboration with UVa faculty and grads, and fellow librarians. We're committed to collaborative work, publicly shared.

See some of our R&D projects.

Graduate Training

We support emerging scholar-practitioners through Graduate Fellowships in Digital Humanities and UVa Library's innovative Praxis Program.

Learn more about our fellowships.

Experimental Humanities

Desktop fabrication, physical computing, and augmented reality: we cultivate spaces for tinkering, experimentation, and scholarly engagement with new technologies.

Visit our new Makerspace.

Geospatial Scholarship

We specialize in spatial analysis across the disciplines, providing University-wide training, classroom and software support, and consultation on GIS and the creation and use of maps.

Get help with GIS and spatial data.

Latest Blog Posts

UVa Library Fall 2015 GIS Workshops

All sessions are one hour and assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials with expert assistance.  All sessions will be taught on Thursdays from 3PM to 4PM in the Alderman Electronic Classroom, ALD 421 (adjacent to the Scholars’ Lab).  Sessions are free to attend and are open…. Continue reading “UVa Library Fall 2015 GIS Workshops”.

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Community Events

We host a popular lecture series, highlight graduate student and faculty research, and offer hands-on workshops that enhance teaching and research.

Date/Time Event
September 3, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Making Your First Map
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 10, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Getting Your Data on a Map
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 17, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Points on Your Map - Street Addresses and More Spatial Things
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
September 24, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Georeferencing – Putting Old maps and Aerial Photos on Your Map
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
October 1, 2015
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
UVa Library GIS Workshop: Taking Control of Your Spatial Data - Editing in ArcGIS
Alderman Library, Room 421, Charlottesville
See all our events.