All of our services are available to Researchers at Brock University without direct out of pocket cost. If you are interested in any of the tools below, please contact us for more information.
Our digital exhibit service is built upon the Omeka-S platform and is available at: https://exhibits.library.brocku.ca. If you need to showcase digital items that have rich metadata descriptions this might be the solution you need.
Digital Book Publishing
The DSL offers access to the digital book creation platform Scalar available at: https://digitalbooks.library.brocku.ca. If you would like to create a multimedia enriched, Open Educational Resource (OER) this might be the platform you are looking for.
Digital Journal Publishing
Open Journal Systems (OJS) is the industry leading platform for journal creation and publication. The DSL can help you put together your journal and host it on this award winning platform available at: https://journals.library.brocku.ca. We can help establish a peer-reviewed title, assign DOIs to published articles, and get your content indexed in Google Scholar and other resources.
Research Tools On Demand (RTOD)
Research Tools on Demand is an innovative new service that allows researchers to access secure, temporary containers incorporating digital tools that are not offered anywhere else on campus. These containers are hosted locally and run only as long as they are needed. Check out this white paper that describes how to use RTOD to harvest a corpus and analyze it with R.
Cluster Computing for Humans (CCH)
Cluster Computing for Humans is a cutting-edge service that allows the distribution of computing tasks to multiple computers. This will enable large scale data analysis and collection tasks to be completed in a fraction of the time.
Staff in the DSL are here to support you in getting the most out of these powerful tools. Below is a list of online tutorials we’ve created to get you started.
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- Introduction to Library Visualizations
- Jupyter Notebooks
- Omeka S
- Power BI Service
For a complete list of all of our tutorials and resources please check out our GitHub project site: https://brockdsl.github.io/