DSL Tools and Tutorials


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.

Digital Exhibits

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 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.

Research Tools on Demand icons available.

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.

For a complete list of all of our tutorials and resources please check out our GitHub project site: https://brockdsl.github.io/


Contact us! dsl@brocku.ca

Featured Tool

Omeka S Logo
Omeka is a digital exhibit platform built with preservation and good data principles in mind. It can display documents, images, and other material in a guided exhibit.

Visit our most recent Omeka Gallery created in partnership with the Brock University Archives and Special Collections. This Omeka exhibit provides a detailed account of the Niagara leg of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales’ goodwill tour of North America in 1860.