The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship

Digital Scholarship

What is digital scholarship?  

Digital scholarship (or e-research) extends traditional methods of research by applying new technologies (such as GIS data, visualization, and big data) to advance the research and educational processes. Digital scholarship is applicable to all disciplines, and it often involves interdisciplinary and global collaborations.

How does the Freedman Center support digital scholarship?

We strive to promote and support scholars in exploring the potential impact of technology on their teaching and research through:

  • Providing customised project consultations to faculty and students interested in embarking on digitial scholarship projects (contact us at
  • Educating our community in the use of digital scholarship related tools and best practices through our CaseLearns program
  • Continued support of faculty through the Freedman Fellows Program
  • Continued support of students through the Freedman Student Fellows Program
  • Hosting events such as colloquia that equip researchers with knowledge of trends in the area of technology and scholarship
  • Assistance with GIS and statistical analysis programs through the Center for Statistics & Geospatial Data
  • Access to multimedia and digitization hardware and software on the first floor of KSL

To learn more about our plans for moving forward, we invite you to read our Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship: White Paper.

Contact Us

The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship welcomes your questions and input. You may e-mail us at  or give us a call at (216) 368-0932.

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